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Chernobyl Prayer : A Chronicle Of The Future - Svetlana Alexievich

Chernobyl Prayer

A Chronicle Of The Future

Paperback Published: 1st May 2016
ISBN: 9780241270530
Number Of Pages: 240

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Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

- A new translation of Voices from Chernobyl based on the revised text -

In April 1986 a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. While officials tried to hush up the accident, Svetlana Alexievich spent years collecting testimonies from survivors - clean-up workers, residents, firefighters, resettlers, widows, orphans - crafting their voices into a haunting oral history of fear, anger and uncertainty, but also dark humour and love.

A chronicle of the past and a warning for our nuclear future, Chernobyl Prayer shows what it is like to bear witness, and remember in a world that wants you to forget.

'Beautifully written. . . heart-breaking' - Arundhati Roy, Elle

'One of the most humane and terrifying books I've ever read' - Helen Simpson, Observer

Industry Reviews

Alexievich is both a mighty documentarian and a mighty artist -- Philip Gourevitch New Yorker Awarding the Nobel Prize for Literature to Svetlana Alexievich is a brilliant choice that recalibrates the status of "non-fiction" in the literary canon -- Arifa Akbar Independent Svetlana Alexievich is the voice of modern Russia... The news that she is the receiver of this year's Nobel prize in literature came as a rewarding surprise, not only because it reminds us that serious reporting is not dead in the Internet age, but also because it bestows a poetic quality to the journalistic endeavor -- Michael Skafidas Huffington Post

ISBN: 9780241270530
ISBN-10: 0241270537
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st May 2016
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 12.9  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1

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