The Frightened Street
- Modern Georgian Prose
The author was awarded with the literary prize SABA for this book in 2012 (nomination: best prose collection of the year).
The recent novellas by Irakli Samsonadze can be called austere and nostalgic at the same time. The present collection is about life, with its daily grind, about dejected and abandoned people who the writer considers don’t deserve to be forgotten.
Each trait and each word of the characters serve the purpose of depicting an impressive picture with vivid images: the street frightened by sudden appearance of a smiling politician, Gabriel’s haughty turkeys and the relief that comes after an unbearable pain. All this fills the book written about the old times with hope.