- Modern Georgian Prose
Nino Sadghobelashvili's novel tells us an adventure of two adolescents, twin brothers who suddenly decide to turn their birthday into a small escapade. They run away from home and, on their way, they slowly start to discover that the reason for their escape was not so harmless… The text has a double storyline – the twins’ narratives are interchanged with investigation testimonies. And through those testimonies, the images of the adolescent brothers emerge clearer and clearer alongside with the picture of the environment they live in.
This is a story about teenagers and their problems, their pain, estrangement, ability to love. This is also a story of the society that has chosen the role of observer instead of a protector in this era of information and technology. This is a story of the homeland that is an object of different love or hatred for each of its national, especially, when the children who are refugees within their homelands boarders, decide to get their birthday back.