- Modern Georgian Prose
Only at the end of his life, the main character of Nino Samkurashvili’s debut book dares to share the secret, a mere misfortune, that leads this successful, educated person to self destruction.
The happy, carefree childhood and student years of Tsotne Berishvili changes completely because of a single event caused by his childhood friends treachery. Tsotne prefers to be committed into a psychiatric hospital’ and keep faking his madness than to tell what really happened to him. These are the times when the Soviet Union still stands and the events told in the book, give a perfect picture of the cruelty and wickedness of the system.
What awaits the main character when he returns to his childhood village? How convincing can his pretending be and what temptations, stragglers and challenges he has to face and overcome before he reaches the point when he can finally speak out the truth…