By Natalka Babina
Today regularly linked to the character of President Lukashenka, Belarus continues to be a terra incognita for the remainder of the realm. Babina’s strangely clean portrait of today’s Belarus celebrates the country’s varied demographics be it enterprise, schooling, tradition or simply the way in which humans cross approximately their day-by-day errands.
Natalka Babina created a unique to have fun the unseen within the nation the place humans needed to learn how to exist ‘backstage’. within the novel, the writer writes approximately her place of birth the place, opposite to in most cases unfold stereotypes, humans do get pleasure from a fulfilled lifestyles: they love, paintings, search and locate happiness, struggle opposed to injustice, snicker and cry. With entry to web in huts less than thatched roofs in rural parts and massive companies turning approximately large capitals in significant towns, debatable and dynamic Belarus is a melting pot of languages, cultures and religions; a rustic the place people’s local id is deeply rooted in heritage that is going again to the good Duchy of Lithuania.
Down one of the Fishes revolves round the tale of a lady named Alka, local of a small Belarusian village close to the Polish border. Alka’s unfulfilled wish to have a toddler turns her into an alcoholic and a drug addict. Then, a kin tragedy turns her international the other way up, forcing her out of the self-destructive cycle. along with her dual sister, she units out to envision the chain of occasions that resulted in her grandmother’s unforeseen dying. Their inquiry fast alterations right into a homicide research. because the twins discover new evidence of the crime, extra questions must be spoke back. yet will they? A rural intrigue keeps to carry the villagers enterprise in its seize until eventually the very resolution.
This title has been realised by a team of the following dedicated professionals:
Translated from the Belarusian by means of Jim Dingley,
Edited through Camilla Stein,
Maxim Hodak - Максим Ходак (Publisher),
Max Mendor - Макс Мендор (Director),
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