Records of One Eyed Kipchak or Dushti-Kipchak
- Modern Georgian Prose
Records of One Eyed Kipchak or Dushti-Kipchak is Beka Kurkhuli’s new novel in which the events are developed in two independent storylines, in two completely different times and places – in 13th century Middle Asia, on the Great Kipchak Steppes or in Deshti Kipchak, and in 21st century Tbilisi.
The novel starts with the story of one of the main characters, Baburi who loses his eye when his fellow warrior accidentally hits him in the face with a lash in the fight with intruders. This becomes the starting point of the whole story – the desire for revenge, fear, confusion, the looking for god and denying it, the truth, searching the sense ad the meaning of life, panic, love… the necessity to take a final decision.
The Tbilisi an part of the novel starts with a love story too. Giorgi Asatiani is just as messed up, defeated, and lost into space and time as the other young men of his generation. Drown in alchohol and facing brutal existante, he is trying to find a way out, to escape.
In this hopeless situation, when the life seems to have lost its meaning and he seems to have lost himself, in this moment of desperation when he is doomed for defeat, the only salvation and shelter for Giorgi is love, a woman…