Dimensions: 130 x 195 mm
Word: ≈ 24 500
Author: Misha Bakhsoliani
Storyline develops in 90-ies portraying the withdrawal of Georgia from Soviet Union in blood and tears. Crucial episode it has been for Georgia, for losing Abkhazia, western part of Georgia which remains under the Russian occupation until the present day.
Cannibaliad is a story of an Abkhaz family trying to leave the zone of conflict and find shelter in the capital. This very sensitive fragment from history is given in a very particular, dramatic and emotional narrative. As the family settles in Tbilisi, characters start to adopt bizarre and alien behavior. They open the restaurant and serve customers with the meat of human body.
What the writer has mastered so well is that when you read it, you don’t find it foreign, but somehow, you even understand the characters and the reason why they are what they are and how the environment has played a crucial role in turning them into cannibals.