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Sarcophagus: A Tragedy. by Vladimir Gubaryev - Paperback - First Edition Thus in USA (1987), so stated. First Printing indi - 1987. - from Black Cat Hill Books and Biblio.com

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Sarcophagus: A Tragedy.

by Vladimir Gubaryev

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New York, NY Random House: Vintage, 1987. Paperback First Edition Thus in USA (1987), so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus in USA (1987), so stated. First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: a thin, very faint line of dampstaining along the bottom edge of the text pages to page 35; light wear to the lower edge of the front panel; an extremely faint crease right at the lower front corner tip; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing very mild wear and a couple of minor cosmetic flaws. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.25 x 0.3 inches). xiv, 106 pages. Language: English. Weight: 4.8 ounces. Trade Paperback. Gubaryev was the first journalist to visit Chernobyl after the explosion of the nuclear reactor. Horrified by what he saw, Gubaryev felt that a straight news report was inadequate; portrayal of this devastating event required a a larger genre. Sarcophagus is the result. Set in a medical ward of the Institute of Radiation Safety, the play is peopled with physicians, researchers, and victims, all of whom try to understand what has happened and why, and what it means for them, their country, and humanity.




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