Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



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

Haratischwili, Nino, 1983- (Author). Martin, Ruth. (Added Author). Collins, Charlotte. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 7 of 8 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Putnam Public Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Putnam Public Library HARATISCHWILI (Text to phone) 33610148408021 New Material Checked out 12/06/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 1950354148 : PAP
  • ISBN: 9781950354146 : PAP
  • ISBN: 1950354156
  • ISBN: 9781950354153
  • ISBN: 1950354148
  • ISBN: 9781950354146
  • ISBN: 9781911617464
  • ISBN: 191161746X
  • Physical Description: pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Brunswick, Victoria : Scribe Publications, 2019.

Content descriptions

Awards Note:
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.

Syndetic Solutions - Summary for ISBN Number 1950354148
The Eighth Life
The Eighth Life
by Haratischvili, Nino; Collins, Charlotte (Translator); Martin, Ruth (Translator)
Rate this title:
vote data
Click an element below to view details:

Summary

The Eighth Life


An epic family saga beginning with the Russian Revolution and swirling across a century, encompassing war, loss, love requited and unrequited, ghosts, joy, massacres, tragedy. And hot chocolate. 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 center 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. A ballet dancer never makes it to Paris and a singer pines for Vienna. 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.

Additional Resources