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   Voices from Chernobyl
The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
by Svetlana Alexievich
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Categories: Environmental Studies | History - International - Europe
Code: 3178 |  ISBN: 0312425848 |  256 pp. |  Publication Date: 2006
Publisher: Picador
Format: Trade Paperback
About this book
Voices from Chernobyl is the first book to present personal accounts of what happened on April 26, 1986, when the worst nuclear reactor accident in history contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe. Svetlana Alexievich--a journalist who now suffers from an immune deficiency developed while researching this book--interviewed hundreds of people affected by the meltdown. Their narratives form a crucial document revealing how the government masked the event with deception and denial. Harrowing and unforgettable, Voices from Chernobyl bears witness to a tragedy and its aftermath in a book that is as unforgettable as it is essential.

"This collection of narratives about the world's worst industrial accident reads like an apocalyptic fairy tale. . . . These stories would be powerful enough in the hands of any writer, but the monologues . . . are exquisite in their plain-spoken anguish. And as such, they are beautifully unbearable to read."--Time Out Chicago


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