The eighth life (for Brilka) / Nino Haratischvili ; translated by Charlotte Collins and Ruth Martin.

By: Haratischwili, Nino, 1983- [author.]
Contributor(s): Collins, Charlotte, 1967- [translator.] | Martin, Ruth, (Translator) [translator.]
Publisher: Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 934 pages ; 24 cmContent type: still image | text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781925713329 (paperback)Uniform titles: Das achte Leben (für Brilka). English Subject(s): 1900-1999 | Europe -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction | Families -- Georgia (Republic) -- Fiction | Intergenerational relations -- Fiction | Chocolate | Families | Family secrets | Inheritance and succession | Families -- Fiction | Inheritance and succession -- Fiction | Family secrets -- Fiction | Chocolate -- Fiction | Europe -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction | Georgia | Soviet Union | Georgia -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction | Soviet Union -- History -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | German fiction -- Translations into English. | History. | Historical fiction. | Fiction. | Domestic fiction. | Historical fiction. | Domestic fiction. DDC classification: 833.92
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Translation of: Das achte Leben (für Brilka)

At the start of the twentieth century, on the edge of the Russian empire, a family prospers. It owes its success to a delicious chocolate recipe, passed down the generations with great solemnity and caution. A caution which is justified- this is a recipe for ecstasy that carries a very bitter aftertaste ... Stasia learns it from her Georgian father and takes it north, following her new husband Simon to his posting at the centre of the Russian Revolution in St Petersburg. But Stasia's will be but the first of a symphony of grand, but all too often doomed romances that swirl from sweet to sour in this epic tale of the red century. Tumbling down the years, and across vast expanses of longing and loss, generation after generation of this compelling family hears echoes and sees reflections. Great characters and greater relationships come and go and come again; the world shakes, and shakes some more, and the reader rejoices to have found at last one of those glorious old books in which you can live and learn, be lost and found, and make indelible new friends.

Translated from the German.

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