Skandara and other short stories
- Modern Georgian Prose
There are many memorable characters in Beka Kurkhuli's new book, some of them real, who moved to the pages of the book from author's life experience and some others – invented, or perhaps they came from author's night-dreams. In any case, the author of "Saba" literary prize winner novel "Runaways from Paradise" has no trouble bringing these characters together in the same space.
Engaging and enthralling narration, emotionally intense episodes and ambience which seems somewhat familiar but is actually invented and animated exclusively for readers, so to say – different kind of Georgia – this is the main quality of Beka Kurkhuli's stories, the quality that we notice at once.
One more feature that makes this book significant is that we can feel a lot of movement in it, there is always some surge and rush, explosions of human hearts and faith, dynamics and drive. In short, better follow than be dragged in...