Guzel Yakhina’s novel “My Children”
day, there were shooting of a film in Kazan based on the wonderful book by
Guzel Yakhina “Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes”. I fancied the novel for its beautiful
language, detailed reality, and the bright fates of people. It is as if you
plunge into another reality and live life together with the characters.
discovery for me was another book “My Children” by the same writer. This is a
different story, characters, and reality, but it also catches your attention
from the first lines. The original world of the German Volga region is
registered very vividly. And if in the center of the first novel is the story
of Zuleikha from the Tatar heartland, the second one tells about the fate and
life of the whole people, the Volga Germans, whose life we see through the eyes
of the main character. I recommend it to you! After all, who knows, maybe this
book will get the film adaptation as well. And we will see how familiar
characters come to life on the screen.