Tumbling down the years, great characters and greater relationships come and go, in Nino Haratischvili’s compelling epic family drama. Translated by Charlotte Collins and Ruth Martin.
At the start of the 20th century, a Russian family prospers. It owes its success to a delicious chocolate recipe, passed down the generations with great solemnity and caution. A caution that 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. But Stasia’s will be only the first of a symphony of romances that swirl from sweet to sour in this epic tale of the red century.
About the AuthorNino Haratischvili was born in Georgia in 1983, and is an award-winning novelist, playwright, and theatre director.