Tbilisi, Georgia, 1992: The Soviet era is over and Georgia must fend for itself. Civil war is raging in the province of Abkhazia. For Natia and Eka, the barely fourteenyear-old protagonists of the story, childhood is coming to an end. Eka is growing up without her father, rebelling against her concerned mother and her older sister. And Natia’s father, a choleric alcoholic, terrorises the entire family. The two friends cannot find peace outside of the family either —not in school, not on the street, and not in the bread lines, where they find chaos, insecurity, and fear of what the future might bring in everyday life. An admirer gives Natia a pistol with one single bullet. A little later, she’s abducted by another admirer.
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