Dimensions: 135 x 195 mm
Word: ≈ 23 000
Author: Ana Kordzaia-Samadasvhili
Elizabeth is a single yet happy woman who does no harm to anybody. She is surrounded by plenty of friends who belong to different minority groups. Friends somehow love each other but one definitely notices that they have nothing in common. Elizabeth loves life and wants to dance, travel and just be happy.
She is a person with a free soul who enjoys breaking stereotypes. “Chaika” is the name for this kind of woman. But suddenly Chaika’s dreams are cut short. She is murdered and her body is found by a small child. The murder awakes the whole district where everybody knows everything except the detective who is investigating the case of the apparent revengeful killing.
Who was Chaika? Who murdered her? Chaika’s friends have a clue about the murderer but choose to be silent. Two of those friends decide to avenge for the deceased Elizabeth themselves.
This is a very complicated and intriguing story narrated in a clever and catchy way.
“It is a very Tbilisian, Georgian story full of sweet, fairy emotions that can be compared to modern Georgian cinema and its mood; a bit poetic, mystical and striking.”
© Georgian Journal
“The central figures of the novel, with all their idiosyncrasies and emotional outbursts, are as lovable as Almodóvar characters.”
© Malkhaz Kharbedia (literary critic)
“Anna managed to create the complete portraits of so many characters in the book. And it is done in such a smart way the reader never tires. That’s one of the main achievements of the novel and admittedly a difficult thing to do.”
© Radio Liberty
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