Salaam, Dalgat!

Salaam, Dalgat!
Alice Ganieva
Salaam, Dalgat!
Astrel (2010)
ISBN 978-5-271-29617-8

Reviews

March 25, 2012

Alisa Ganieva’s Salam, Dalgat!, winner of the 2009 Debut Prize for long prose, is a wonderful example of fiction where form and content complement one other, creating a harmonious, readable work that has more depth than you might initially feel or see. (Regular visitors to the Bookshelf know this is my favorite kind of fiction…) Ganieva’s long story describes a day in the life of Dalgat, a young man who travels around Makhachkala, Dagestan, on a mission to find a relative, Khalilbek.