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by Svetlana Alexievich; Keith Gessen (Translator)


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

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.

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I don't know what I should talk about-about death or about love?

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  • Title Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
  • Author Svetlana Alexievich; Keith Gessen (Translator)
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition [ Edition: repri
  • Pages 236
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Picador USA, New York, New York, U.S.A.
  • Date April 18, 2006
  • ISBN 9780312425845 / 0312425848
  • Weight 0.52 lbs (0.24 kg)
  • Dimensions 7.54 x 5.4 x 0.69 in (19.15 x 13.72 x 1.75 cm)
  • Library of Congress subjects Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobyl,, Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobyl,
  • Dewey Decimal Code 363.179

About the author

Svetlana Alexievich was born in the Ukraine and studied journalism at the University of Minsk. She has received numerous awards for her writing, including a prize from the Swedish PEN Institute for "courage and dignity as a writer." Her books include Zinky Boys, Secondhand Time, and Voices from Chernobyl, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature.
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