Please try again. A truly beautiful story. 1977 Kazan, Tatarstan) is a Russian author and filmmaker of Tatar origins. ISBN 9781786073495. There was a problem loading your book clubs. It’s one of the best historical novels that I have ever read. About Guzel Yakhina Guzel Yakhina (b. Guzel Shamilevna Yakhina was born in Kazan. $29.99 Guzel Yakhina is a Russian author and screenwriter. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. “The patient’s body saves itself on its own. Yakhina's grandmother was among them. We were both disappointed. The power of skillful historical fiction is to create the emotional world imbedded in actual events, Zuleika hits the mark. Your RatingRate…PerfectGoodAverageNot that badVery Poor. Zuleikha, on the other hand is the work of a young woman and was only published in Russian in 2015. Don’t be daunted by the towering reputations of Russia’s literary giants. You can call it feminist, be my guest». Lisa C. Hayden - translator, Narrated by: Unable to add item to List. We all know of Stalin’s large scale atrocities, but this book brings it to a personal level. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. She is a winner of the Big Book literary prize and the Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award. Zuleikha drew me in from the first word and lingers on past the last: vivid descriptions of the various settings; relatable and honest characters; gentle and loving depictions of natural scenes and their inhabitants; and the perfect, heartbreaking, yet hope-filled ending. The author is so talented that it is absolutely impossible to believe that this book was her debut in literature. It arrived damaged - see photo. The narrative is very affecting. Yakhina worked in public relations and advertising. I bought this for my mother. See if your friends have read any of Guzel Yakhina's books. In 1999, she moved to Moscow. Among the victims is a young Tatar family: the husband murdered, the wife exiled to Siberia. Oneworld Publications (February 11, 2020), Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2019. She is a winner of the Big Book literary prize and the Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award. Her husband resisted dekulakization and was killed. Guzel Yakhina’s smooth prose describes Zuleikha’s adjustment to a new reality and her discovery of a new form of happiness, and covers a range of cultural, ethnic, religious and socio-political issues. A graduate of Moscow Cinema School’s screenwriting program, she made her fiction debut with Russian-language “Zuleikha” in 2015, and has since penned another novel, “My Children.” Guzel Yakhina’s outstanding debut - inspired by her grandmother's childhood memories of being exiled to the Gulag - has been translated into twenty-one languages, capturing … Get reading books for kids online in Pakistan, Board Books for Kids – www.OnlineBooksOutlet.com. Conditions in the camp are tough, and many of her group do not survive the first difficult winter. In 2015, she graduated from the Moscow School of Film with a degree in screenwriting.. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Please try again. She was exiled at a young age and was able to return home only sixteen years later. The novel immerses the reader in an epic struggle for survival of a peasant Muslim woman in the violent upheaval of The Soviet revolution The narrative is intensely personal without historical sweep but capturing the deeply personal impact of mindless bureaucratic decisions and Soviet officialdom. Her partly researched and partly imagined descriptions of harsh primitive agricultural Tatar culture, and of human community in a forced labour camp in arduous conditions, are compelling. ', Ludmila Ulitskaya, author of The Big Green Tent 'An intimate story of human endurance. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Zuleikha leaves behind the cultural restrictions of her Muslim upbringing, but she is never really free to choose the course of her life. Guzel Yakhina is a Russian author and screenwriter. Guzel Yakhina, Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I found it very difficult to put this book down. Sections of her debut novel Zuleikha appeared in the journal Siberian Fires. Book of the month: Guzel Yakhina April 30, 2019 By Ann Morgan in Asia , Book of the month , Post-world , The stories Tags: Blagoveshchensk , book review , books , culture , Guzel Yakhina , Russia , translation 4 Comments Guzel Shamilevna Yakhina was born in Kazan. No se puede decir que sea feliz, eso no. Vive a expensas del Estado en la estrechez de un cuartucho de hospital, habita entre personas que no pertenecen a su familia, habla en una lengua que no es la suya, caza como un hombre y trabaja por tres y, sin embargo, se encuentra a gusto. It's a pioneer story (except that the characters did not choose to be there, as they would in an American story). Together, the group starts to build a new life, one that is far removed from those they left behind. She began her writing career with publications in the journals Neva and Oktyabr. This is a rare book that would not leave a single heart untouched. Our restrictions, not our freedoms, shape who we are, Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2020. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Zuleikha by Guzel Yakhina (translated by Lisa C. Hayden): It is 1930 in the Soviet Union and Josef Stalin’s de-kulakization program has found its pace. The historic context of persecution of Kulaks in post-revolutionary Russia is fascinating. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. The prose brings to life scenarios I shall never forget. Yakhina's debut novel is based on the experiences of her grandmother, a Tatar. My family tree split in 19th century Russia, the branch I’m in to the U.S., the other stayed behind. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. A graduate of Moscow Cinema School’s screenwriting program, she made her fiction debut with Russian-language “Zuleikha” in 2015, … Zuleikha is a heroine who never really has any freedom to make existential choices or define herself. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. It’s obvious why this book has received so many awards. Copyright © 2020, Online Books Outlet. I loved this. This was a most fascinating book, written in the times of the onset of communism. Please try again. Her mother is a doctor, while her father is an engineer. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books.  Before being accepted for publication, the novel was rejected by multiple publishers.. Welcome back. Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2020. BTW The Russians have just finished the movie based on the book with a famous Russian movie and stage actress Chulpan Khamatova as Zuleikha, who is a Tatar by her origin, and the movie is planned to be released in the fall of 2019. Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2019. The novel describes the experiences of Zuleikha, a peasant Tatar woman. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 14, 2019. Error rating book. The doctor only helps, directing the body’s strengths to take the proper course, sometimes removing something extra, unnecessary, and obsolete. a peasant small landholder) but the book is full of memorable figures. This is her story of survival and eventual triumph. Zuleikha had to overcome the harsh conditions, build relationships with other exiles and forge her new identity and reasons for living. 'Guzel Yakhina's novel hits the heart. They were kulaks, I appreciated getting a window into their story. Zuleikha herself is sent into exile, enduring a horrendous train journey to a remote spot on the Angara River in Siberia. Guzel Shamilyevna Yakhina (Russian: Гузель Шамильевна Яхина, Tatar: Cyrillic Гүзәл Шамил кызы Яхина, Latin Güzäl Şamil qızı Yaxina, born 1 June 1977, Kazan) is a Russian author and screenwriter.She is a winner of the Big Book literary prize and the Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award.  Yakhina initially wrote the draft as a screenplay, and later rewrote it as a novel. The author and translator are very skilled at evoking worlds. She was exiled at a young age and was able to return home only sixteen years later. WHO MADE IT: Guzel Yakhina is a bilingual Tatar-Russian writer, who grew up in Kazan, but has resided in Moscow for the past twenty years. Guzel Yakhina writes a gripping story. or 1 credit, Release date: She spoke Tatar at home and learned Russian only after she started going to daycare. Zuleikha was transported to Siberia and left in a remote location on Angara River with little means of survival. Her primary identity is as a mother who, against all odds, keep her child alive in an inhospitable environment. Yakhina's grandmother was among them. The Master and Margarita: 50th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition). Please try your request again later. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.  Her mother is a doctor, while her father is an engineer. One of the best contemporary Russian novels I have read, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 10, 2019. Something went wrong. She is a winner of the Big Book literary prize and the Yasnaya Polyana Literary Award. I gather the book is highly rated because it has a strong Muslim lead character who is oppressed by white males and thus fits into the great enduring narrative that defines all human existance. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 12, 2019. London: OneWorld. The story of a group of people in Stalinist USSR who are sent to internal exile in Siberia where they build themselves a new community in the form of a labor camp. , She studied at the Department of Foreign Languages in the Tatar State University of Humanities and Education. By: Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. As hard as their lives are, I enjoyed very page. Regular price: Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 10, 2019. Elise Arsenault. The hardships endured by Zuleikha are sometimes difficult to read (She endures a very despressing life.) Guzel Yakhina’s smooth prose describes Zuleikha’s adjustment to a new reality and her discovery of a new form of happiness, and covers a range of cultural, ethnic, religious and socio-political issues. Guzel Shamilyevna Yakhina (Russian: Гузель Шамильевна Яхина, Tatar: Cyrillic Гүзәл Шамил кызы Яхина, Latin Güzäl Şamil qızı Yaxina, born 1 June 1977, Kazan) is a Russian author and screenwriter.
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