Helessa by Mikho Mosulishvili
Genre: Movie-novel, Sea fiction, Romance novel, Mythpunk
The text in original language (Georgian)
Word count – 29 907
Characters (with spaces) per page – 1,800
Characters (with spaces) per all pages – 214,897
A hypothetical number of pages – 214,897 ⁚ 1,800 = 119, 37
Taking advantage of May Kirbishi’s love, Yashar Badishi tries to uncover the set of directions of making the Kirbishi clan mysterious drug with the aim of selling the recipe to wealthy foreigners, Helen Meyers and Alfred Antopoulos.
The oldest family of the Laz people from Sarpi, the Kirbishi family, possesses the recipe of making indispensable medicine curing people. The Red Flower of Medea is the herb used by the Kirbishi family for making indespansable ointment, as follows: For several centuries they have gone to sea on their felucca sailing boat and grown this herb in the earthware pot on the deck to prevent disclosure of the mystery of their drug.
Besides, medicine is made with the arrangement of mysterious rituals, and to that end, it is necessary to visit of Constanta, the hamlet of Makriali in the Laz district of Turkey, and Gonio Fortress, the venues where the King of Colchis, Aeetes, laid to rest the parts of the remains of Absyrtus killed and fractured by Medea and Jason.
Yashar Badishi tries to uncover the mystery of this drug aiming at selling this recipe to the wealthy foreigners, Helen Mayers and Alfred Antopoulos, and to that end he goes to any lengths using close relationship with the Kirbishi family and even love of May Kirbishi. This is the reason of the rage from our Lord expressed through storms and gales.
Next year May Kirbishi having lost her relatives again goes to the sea on Kirbishi sail felucca and continues time-honored business of the family – and as a backdrop one can hear a song of their ancestors Helessa.
This movie novel was conceived as animated drawings of the gifted Laz artist, Hasan Helimishi.
Helessa tells us on the mystery that is part of your soul to be saved even at the expense of your life.
* Tbilisi, Georgia: Ustari Publishing, 2012