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Title The eighth life (for Brilka) / Nino Haratischvili ; translated by Charlotte Collins and Ruth Martin.
Author Haratischwili, Nino, 1983- author.
Publication Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2019.
Description 934 pages ; 24 cm
Call # FIC HARATISCHWILI
Note Translated from the German.
"Originally published as Das achte Leben (Für Brilka) in German by Frankfurter Verglagsanstalt GmbH in 2014"--Title page verso.
Summary "'That night Stasia took an oath, swearing to learn the recipe by heart and destroy the paper. And when she was lying in her bed again, recalling the taste with all her senses, she was sure that this secret recipe could heal wounds, avert catastrophes, and bring people happiness. But she was wrong.' 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. Stasia's is only the first in 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."--Provided by publisher.
Access National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries Online access with authorization. star AU-CaNED
Awards Winner, Literature Prize of the Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy, 2015 ; Winner, Anna Seghers Prize, 2015.
Subject Families -- Fiction.
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Chocolate -- Fiction.
Georgia -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Soviet Union -- History -- Fiction.
1900-1999
Genre Domestic fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726589
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Historical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726640
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Addl. Author Collins, Charlotte, 1967- translator.
Martin, Ruth (Translator), translator.
Addl. Title Achte Leben (für Brilka). English
ISBN 9781911617464 UK hardback
191161746X UK hardback
9781925713329 Australian paperback
1925713326 Australian paperback
9781950354153 US hardback
1950354156 US hardback
9781950354146 US paperback
1950354148 US paperback
9781911617471 export trade paperback
1911617478 export trade paperback

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