Format: 135 x 195 mm
Word: ≈ 35 000
Author: Ana Kordzaia-Samadashvili
Once upon a time there was a city whose inhabitants swore that it was the most beautiful city in the world; things would happen there that other cities could only dream of. It was in this city, at Number One Revolutionary Square, that the crippled musician Aleksi Adamiani, who grew up in a children’s home, lived. His last name means “human”. If fate had given him a very difficult life, it also smiled at him and gave him his faithful accordion “Raviata”, his two closest friends, Kotiko and Data, Tamriko, who secretly fell in love with him, and a supposed grandchild, Zinka. Anna writes about cranky, warm-hearted, peculiar characters in a bittersweet story. They accept their fate; many of them will fail, but not without first wrestling for their share of happiness, and celebrating bright moments in their lives. In wondrous, at first glance, unbelievable events, Kordzaia-Samadashvili weaves a fairy tale, in which what is imagined and what is real are inextricably linked. They reflect the stories of the city of Tbilisi in the second half of the twentieth century: everyday life, great tragedies, happy coincidences, and black days. Everything, in other words, that defines being human.