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

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

Label
The eighth life (for Brilka)
Title
The eighth life (for Brilka)
Statement of responsibility
Nino Haratischvili ; translated by Charlotte Collins and Ruth Martin
Title variation
8th life
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
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
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Awards note
Winner, Literature Prize of the Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy, 2015 ; Winner, Anna Seghers Prize, 2015.
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10806497
Cataloging source
ON8
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1983-
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Haratischwili, Nino
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
fiction
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1967-
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  • Collins, Charlotte
  • Martin, Ruth
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True
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  • Families
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Family secrets
  • Chocolate
  • Georgia
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
general
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(for Brilka)
Label
The eighth life (for Brilka), Nino Haratischvili ; translated by Charlotte Collins and Ruth Martin
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Publication
Note
  • Translated from the German
  • "Originally published as Das achte Leben (Für Brilka) in German by Frankfurter Verglagsanstalt GmbH in 2014"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
934 pages
Governing access note
National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries
Isbn
9781911617471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1156471732
Label
The eighth life (for Brilka), Nino Haratischvili ; translated by Charlotte Collins and Ruth Martin
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the German
  • "Originally published as Das achte Leben (Für Brilka) in German by Frankfurter Verglagsanstalt GmbH in 2014"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
934 pages
Governing access note
National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries
Isbn
9781911617471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1156471732

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