The best love story ever - beautiful, fascinating, relevant and sad.
A very special book and I recommend this to anybody who enjoys reading. A stunning portrayal of the clash of values and cultures between East and West, set across the three small nations of the Caucasus on the eve of World War I, it was simply magical to read this book in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, where much of it is staged.
It's a story of a Muslim boy who falls in love with a Christian girl from Georgia, as they become engulfed in the chaos of the Great War and despite being written in the early 20th century, it's just as relevant today.
The history of the book is a story in itself - it was lost for decades, found again in a post-war Berlin bookshop and it's still not known for sure exactly whom the author is!...Continua