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Chernobyl Prayer

(2016)
A non fiction book by

 
A startling history of the Chernobyl disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel prize in literature 2015

On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, 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.

 
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future
Author(s): Svetlana Alexievich
ISBN: 0-241-27053-7 / 978-0-241-27053-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Kindle Editions

April 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future
Author(s): Svetlana Alexievich
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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