THE CITY ON THE WATER
The City on the Water is a collection of short stories that are mysteriously woven through the city and seven women, residing therein. The stories of the collection, which at the first sight are not connected to each other, create a labyrinth of love, struggle, passion and secrets. The main heroines of Salome Benidze’ prose are brave, independent, strong women, who fall in love, make decisions and dare to be responsible for their own lives. The City on the Water exposes incredible characters of girls gifted with supernatural powers, girls, who fight for the life they want to achieve. They do not always win, but they prove that happiness is still possible to earn. Each of the main characters has a unique gift. They use magic powers in everyday life. These women have their own world, happiness and tragedies. Despite their extraordinary lifestyles and skills, protagonists have problems like any other woman in the world. The issues of gender equality, gender based violence and freedom of choice are widely discussed in the stories. The characters live together with the nature and the water that surrounds the whole city is the main source of their power. The city on the Water is a touching story of a journey that leads the person to her own self. This is a book about the new beginning, pain, oblivion and great happiness, where all the human fears and hopes are gathered.
The book will be translated into German and published by publishing house Aviva Britta Jürgs GmbH in 2017.
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