Dimensions: 135 x 195 mm
Word: ≈ 25 000
Author: Rezo Cheishvili
Blue Mountains is one of the most outstanding and notable novels of Georgian literature; written over 30 years ago, it still keeps its relevance to modern life.
Soso brings his latest novel “Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story” to a publishing house, intending it to be evaluated and published. Soso is considered to be a very promising young writer.
Almost a year passes as he waits for it to be reviewed. Yet nobody from the editorial team has even read the story; some of the editors are busy with sewing, some with playing chess… Even the copies of the novel have disappeared without trace.
The comedy is an allegory of the Soviet era; the plot is set in an isolated office space where the reader can examine the Soviet system with all its ineffective and bureaucratic mechanisms. The only thing that characters care about is their own daily routine. They live in one huge absurd reality where they cannot explain their own actions that damage the whole system.
Blue Mountains prophesied the disintegration of the Soviet Union. The movie adaptation which slipped through the strict political censorship of the state was included in Cannes Classic section at the Cannes Film Festival 2014.
“Currently The Blue Mountains is as important for our country and literature as it was upon its publication”
© Weekly Palitra Magazine
“Cheishvili can create portraits even with episodic characters”
© Gogi Gvakharia (writer, art critic)