Repentance by Yermek AmanshayevRepentance by Yermek Amanshayev


byYermek AmanshayevEditorLaura HamiltonTranslated byRano Xavier

Hardcover | November 1, 2016

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‘Repentance’ is a poignant collection of three short stories- ‘Song of Laments’, ‘Futility’ and ‘Repentance’ – which explore the psychological complexity of relationships between fathers and sons.

The issues addressed are ageless and universal. Set across the centuries, from biblical times to the present, often merging mythology with illusion and reality, the stories focus on challenges faced by fathers and sons as each struggles to assert his own identity and individual place in the world

Amanshayev ‘s prose is wonderfully visual, providing theatrical settings which are further enhanced by a rhythmic use of words to conjure  sound; from the melodic dombra to the cries of the animals and winds of the Steppe,and  the beat of a bouncing ball. His characters are  portrayed with equal sensitivity,  from the young warrior, the new father and suicidal son, each caught up in a ‘boundless twilight of loneliness’, to the homeless addicts, spurned women and Lothario father; each one inviting empathy from the reader.

Title:RepentanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:154 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.44 inPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:Silk Road MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:191088636X

ISBN - 13:9781910886366


Editorial Reviews

"One of the rare stories you would wish never end. A story which mirrors reality and makes us question social cause and effect, and shows the small differences and the small similarities between people today." - Johan Alstad, Writer, NorwayI highly recommend "Repentance". From the beginning I was hooked wanting to know what was this book was about. The authors take you on a journey of discovery. At first glance it appears to be about a father wanting to find his grown up son after years of neglect on his part. It turns out to be a realization that we are all accountable for our actions. I found myself questioning my life, not that it is in anyway the same as this father. The story is gripping, entertaining and thought provoking. A brilliant read. - Alan Cox, Radio broadcaster, United Kingdom