“Gutsy, fresh and vivid, this story of one woman's brave quest through life will take you on a wild ride.”—Kapka Kassabova, author of Street Without a Name and Twelve Minutes of Love
About the Book:
In Bulgaria during the height of communism in the 1960s, six year-old Manda survives her cruel grandmother and rural poverty by finding sheer delight in the world—plump vegetables, garden gnomes, and darkened attic corners. The young Manda endures severe beatings, seemingly indestructible. But as a middle-aged artist in newly democratic Bulgaria, she desperately tries to feed her damaged soul.
was a bestselling title in Bulgaria when it was released in 2008. As with Black Balloon's spring 2013 title, Our Man in Iraq
, Nine Rabbits
is an exceptional English language translation of literary fiction from an underrepresented country fraught with political and social instability. Literary critics have labeled Zaharieva a brilliant representative of Bulgarian ecriture feminine
About the Author:
Virginia Zaharieva was born in Sofia in 1959. She is a writer, psychotherapist, feminist, and mother. Her novel 9 Rabbits is among the most celebrated Bulgarian books to appear over the past two decades and the first of Zaharieva’s work made available in North America.