The Eighth Life

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A Masterpiece: Read an Extract From The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili

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8 October 2019

A Masterpiece: Read an Extract From The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili

    You Need to Read This Book: Review of The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili

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    8 October 2019

    You Need to Read This Book: Review of The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili

      Publisher details

      The Eighth Life
      Author
      Nino Haratischvili
      Publisher
      Scribe
      Genres
      Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance
      Released
      01 October, 2019

      Synopsis

      ‘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.
      Nino Haratischvili
      About the author

      Nino Haratischvili

      Nino Haratischvili was born in Georgia in 1983, and is an award-winning novelist, playwright, and theatre director. At home in two different worlds, each with their own language, she has been writing in both German and Georgian since the age of twelve. In 2010, her debut novel Juja was nominated for the German Book Prize, as was her most recent Die Katze und der General in 2018. In its German edition, The Eighth Lifewas a bestseller, and won the Anna Seghers Prize, the Lessing Prize Stipend, and the Bertolt Brecht Prize 2018. It is being translated into many languages, and has already been a major bestseller on publication in Holland, Poland, and Georgi

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