The eighth life (for Brilka)

The eighth life (for Brilka)
Haratischwili, Nino, 1983-
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  • Published: 2019
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At the start of the twentieth century, on the edge of the Russian empire, a family prospers. It owes its success to a delicious chocolate recipe, passed down the generations with great solemnity and caution. A caution which is justified- this is a recipe for ecstasy that carries a very bitter aftertaste ... Stasia learns it from her Georgian father and takes it north, following her new husband Simon to his posting at the centre of the Russian Revolution in St Petersburg. But Stasia's will be but the first of a symphony of grand, but all too often doomed romances that swirl from sweet to sour in this epic tale of the red century. Tumbling down the years, and across vast expanses of longing and loss, generation after generation of this compelling family hears echoes and sees reflections. Great characters and greater relationships come and go and come again; the world shakes, and shakes some more, and the reader rejoices to have found at last one of those glorious old books in which you can live and learn, be lost and found, and make indelible new friends.

Related Subjects

Families--Georgia (Republic)--Fiction.
Intergenerational relations--Fiction.
Europe--History--20th century--Fiction.

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ISBN:

9781925713329 (paperback)

Personal Author:

Haratischwili, Nino, 1983-

Title:

The eighth life (for Brilka) / Nino Haratischvili ; translated by Charlotte Collins and Ruth Martin.

Publication Info:

Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications , 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

934 pages ; 24 cm

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

General Note:

Translation of: Das achte Leben (für Brilka)

Language:

Translated from the German.

Subject term:

Families--Georgia (Republic)--Fiction.

Subject term:

Intergenerational relations--Fiction.

Subject term:

Europe--History--20th century--Fiction.

Genre index term:

Domestic fiction.

Genre index term:

Historical fiction.

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Collins, Charlotte, 1967-

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Martin, Ruth (Translator),

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