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City of Jasmine - by Olga Grjasnowa (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 256

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Literary

Format: Paperback

Publisher: ONEWorld Publications

Age Range: Adult

Author: Olga Grjasnowa

Language: English

Street Date: March 10, 2020
TCIN: 79626264
UPC: 9781786077035
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-8238
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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Book Synopsis



Syria - a country at war

Amal, Hammoudi and Youssef are young and ambitious, the face of modern Syria. But when civil war tears through their homeland, they are left with a horrifying choice: risk death by staying in the country they love, or flee in search of a new life elsewhere?

From one of Germany's most talented literary voices comes this intricately woven story of brutality, loss, and how hope can shine through when darkness feels overwhelming.



Review Quotes




'A dark, tragic story with the resilient light of humanity shining through it... It truly spoke to my soul.'-- "Marjorie's World of Books, blog review"

'A truly gifted writer...[who] has a very bright future ahead of her.'-- "Yahoo! Voices"

'An important and painful book.'-- "Deutschlandradio Kultur"

'Grajsnowa's extraordinary novel offers an opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with one of the great tragedies of our time - to remember what that nation once was, why and how the conflict began and what it has led to...Grajsnowa's measured undemonstrative writing style (the book is beautifully translated from German by Katy Derbyshire) is central to the novel's success...The reader isn't patronised or manipulated, and the emotional impact is all the greater. Characters come and go and live and die as the novel heads for its masterly, shattering denouement. A significant literary and moral success.'-- "Big Issue"

'Grjasnowa provides a close-as-skin understanding of what it's like to suffer bombardment, torture, and dislocation while remaining human and hopeful... Highly recommended.'-- "Library Journal, Reading Around the World: 12 Top Spring Titles for the Library Market"

'Grjasnowa's measured undemonstrative writing style (the book is beautifully translated from German by Katy Derbyshire) is central to the novel's success... A significant literary and moral success.'-- "Big Issue"

'It is wonderful that there are writers like Grjasnowa who can write brilliantly and decisively about the real world.'-- "Brigitte"

'Olga Grjasnowa writes from the nerve center of her generation.'-- "Die Zeit"

'Olga Grjasnowa's sentences crack like a whip.'-- "Süddeutsche Zeitung"

'There are few authors writing in German as sensuously and vividly as Grjasnowa.'-- "KulturSpiegel"



About the Author



Olga Grjasnowa was born in Baku, Azerbaijan. Her debut novel Der Russe ist einer, der Birken liebt (All Russians Love Birch Trees) was awarded the Klaus-Michael Kühne Prize and the Anna Seghers Prize. City of Jasmine is her third novel. Olga Grjasnowa lives with her family in Berlin.

Katy Derbyshire, originally from London, has lived in Berlin for over twenty years. Her translation of Clemens Meyer's Bricks and Mortar was longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017. She occasionally teaches translation and co-hosts a monthly translation lab and the bi-monthly Dead Ladies Show. Katy was recently awarded the Translator Prize of the Foundation for Art and Culture NRW for her translation and advocacy work.

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