Review: The Book of Tbilisi – A City in Short Fiction, edited by Gvantsa Jobava and Becca Parkinson

This short book of ten short stories about the Georgian capital can be read in an afternoon — and what a memorable afternoon that would be. These mostly young authors grew up in independent Georgia, and the stories they tell are all set during the post-Soviet era. Some are amusing, some sad, but all well-written and well translated. My personal favourite was Lado Kilasonia’s “The Bronx Tale A La Gold Quarter” which brought a smile to my face. Highly recommended.