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ISBN-10: 1628973307
ISBN-13: 9781628973303
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 07/01/2019
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.00" W, 0.70" H

Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

Translator: Keith Gessen

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Price: $19.95

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

A journalist by trade, who now suffers from an immune deficiency developed while researching this book, presents personal accounts of what happened to the people of Belarus after the nuclear reactor accident in 1986, and the fear, anger, and uncertainty that they still live with. Chernobyl, the acclaimed HBO miniseries (winner of ten Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards), is based in large part on the personal recollections from Voices from Chernobyl.

On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred in Chernobyl and contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe. Voices from Chernobyl is the first book to present personal accounts of the tragedy. Journalist Svetlana Alexievich interviewed hundreds of people affected by the meltdown—from innocent citizens to firefighters to those called in to clean up the disaster—and their stories reveal the fear, anger, and uncertainty with which they still live. Comprised of interviews in monologue form, Voices from Chernobyl is a crucially important work, unforgettable in its emotional power and honesty.

The Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Svetlana Alexievich for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.

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"Svetlana Alexievich's Voices from Chernobyl (Dalkey Archive) is a collage of oral testimony that turns into the psycho-biography of a nation not shown on any map: the poisoned territory where live Belarusians, Ukrainians and Russians who are forever changed by the catastrophe. The book, by this year's Nobelist - leaves radiation burns on the brain." -Julian Barnes, The Guardian, Best Books of the Year
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Details

ISBN-10: 1628973307
ISBN-13: 9781628973303
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publish Date: 07/01/2019
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 6.00" W, 0.70" H
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