"Never prior to has Russian literature produced such a decent and entire photograph of state-of-the-art Caucasus."—Kommersant Weekend (Russia)
"The Mountain and the Wall is a huge occasion in modern Russian literature."—Ulrich M. Schmid, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Germany)
This outstanding debut novel through a special younger Russian voice portrays the effect of political intolerance and spiritual violence within the lives of individuals pressured to choose from evils.
The Mountain and the Wall specializes in Shamil, a tender neighborhood reporter in Makhachkala, and his reactions, or lack thereof, to rumors that the Russian govt is construction a wall to chop off the Muslim provinces of the Caucasus from the remainder of Russia. As unrest spreads and the stress builds, Shamil's lifestyles is became the wrong way up, and he can now not come up with the money for to disregard the violence surrounding him.
With an outstanding experience for mounting disaster, Alisa Ganieva tells the tale of the decline of a society torn aside via its inherent extremes.
Alisa Ganieva, born in 1985, grew up in Makhachkala, Dagestan. Her literary debut, the novella Salaam, Dalgat!, gained the celebrated Debut Prize in 2009. Shortlisted for all of Russia's significant literary awards, The Mountain and the Wall is her first novel, and has already been translated into numerous languages. Ganieva lives in Moscow, the place she works as a journalist and literary critic.
Carol Apollonio, PhD, is a professor of Slavic and Eurasian stories at Duke collage. Her latest translations contain German Sadulaev's The Maya Pill (Dalkey Archive, 2014). as well as being an complete translator, Dr. Apollonio can be a pupil focusing on the works of Dostoevsky and Chekhov and on difficulties of translation.