- Modern Georgian Prose
"Breath-Collector" is Natia Rostiashvili's second collection of stories which assembles stories already published in periodicals and some others that had never been published until now.
"Collecting" is more than author's main hobby, it is a vigorous passion that results in the birth of new adventures. It is not only stories that are being collected but sensations such as fear, pain, joy and even pleasure; and what makes the entire work all the more interesting is the variations of what all this collecting is done for – for a game? For life? Maybe for survival?
The reader can be sure to find desirable and interesting answers to above-asked questions and will find it easy to follow the rules of the game as the essence of Natia Rostiashvili's creative world is kindness and its atmosphere is saturated with humour and (tolerable) lightness even though what her stories tell can often be severe. Various scenes make readers heads spin with the magic of imagination.
It is not hard to place your confidence in this universe because here even finding happiness is possible. But to learn how, you have to read the stories yourself.
▫ Editor: Nino Sadgobelashvili