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Ešalon za Samarkand

Guzelj Jahina

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Action of Guzel Yakhina's novel Train To Samarkand takes place on one of these trains evacuating 500 hungry children from an orphanage in Kazan to a southern city of Samarkand in October, 1923. Rail convoy's commander Deyev, a young Civil war veteran with a compassionate and tender character, is accompanied and supervised by a children commission representative Belaya, a strong-willed Bolshevik woman. They are two opposite extremes united by a shared purpose of saving children's lives at all costs. Their journey lasts six weeks and four thousand miles.

Yakhina's Train To Samarkand is an adventure novel set on a backdrop of the most troublesome historical period in Russian history, a modern robinzonade, a travel story of epic drama caliber. A series of scary adventures along the way of Deyev's train—getting food or medical supplies for his young charges, finding a nurse for a newborn baby, wandering in the desert, clashing with gangs—are written as if they were a mythical events, but with extreme realism and vividness.  Deyev, like his legendary predecessors—Odysseus, Hercules, Jason— on his way opposes to the absolute Evil, Death, coming to him in various guises—as Hunger, Disease, or Murder. At the same time, a constant suspense of their journey, a feeling of danger, and expectation of a tragedy, is masterfully seasoned by the author with unexpectedly touching and somewhat comic situations and mise-en-scenes.


Proizvod je dostupan: U PRIPREMI
Izdavač: Buybook
Prevod sa: ruskog Žarko Milenić
Godina izdanja: 2021
Tip uveza: meki

O autoru

Guzelj Jahina ruska je književnica i scenaristica tatarskih korijena. Debitantski roman Zulejha otvara oči temeljen je na iskustvu njene bake prognane za vrijeme Staljinovog režima. Postigao je veliki uspjeh i osvojio važne književne nagrade među kojima su  Velika knjiga i Jasna Poljana. Na Međunarodnom sajmu knjiga u Moskvi proglašen je najboljim proznim djelom. Bio je u finalu za nagradu Ruski Booker i u najužem izboru za nagradu EBRD. Preveden je na više od dvadeset jezika.


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