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Waiting for the Electricity
Author: Christina Nichol

ISBN: 9780715650646
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 27 April 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.7 x 2.7
An exciting and hilarious debut novel set in post-Soviet Georgia, land of corruption, love, and power shortages-winner of the California Book Award.

In the republic of Georgia, the Communists are long gone, replaced by . . . well, by what? Something much more confusing, that's for sure. There are no jobs in the cities. And when there are jobs, employees aren't compensated. And when they are compensated, it's because the jobs are . . . not strictly scrupulous. In the village, life goes on much as it always did, but these days, the homemade farmers cheese is giving way to the oil pipeline. And as for romance in this strange, confounding modern age . . . the less said, the better.

But there's one man in Georgia who remains unseduced by corruption, unfazed by nostalgia, and unable to abandon chivalry, no matter how antiquated a notion it may be. This man is Slims Achmed Makashvili, a humble maritime lawyer and the hero of this brilliant novel.

When Slims discovers an application for an American small business internship program sponsored by Hillary Clinton, he knows that he has found his calli...

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