Format: 135 x 195 mm
Word: ≈ 35 000
Author: Anna Kordzaia-Samadashvili
The collection of short stories where the author possesses such dexterity of the tone and structure that the book’s twenty-two stories feel like an unadorned, visceral oral history cloaked in an array of fictional forms.
The collection begins with a long title story about generations of women looking back at personal and national history, giving birth, grieving husbands who disappeared during wartime, by turns angry or in awe of fate. The breadth of the story frames a range of women’s voices that follow. They mostly live in urban places, usually Tbilisi, in vague yet hard circumstances, surviving toxic relationships and raising children with little support.
“Challenging, contemporary short stories with sharp feminist commentary”
“With great skill, Kordzaia-Samadashvili brings readers into the kitchens, bedrooms, and hearts of these coarse, forthright women.”
© Publishers Weekly
|English||World||Dalkey Archive Press|
|German||World||Hans Schiler Verlag|