Arutunyan was born in Moscow in 1980, and has lived in the US since 1987. The
author of several novels in English, she is currently a student in Moscow, where
she writes for the Russian Journal (www.russ.ru),
the Moscow Times, and Capital Perspective.
thanks to Maxim Borisov and Mikhail Viesel.
The Lexicon was written over the course of two years, one
spent in Moscow, the other spent in New York City. It is an online novel with
no chronological beginning or end. By reading chapters from each of the two Lexicons
and comparing them, the reader determines ten themes to which each of the chapters
belongs. Based on his comparisons, he draws an outcome.