Voices from Chernobyl
Voices from Chernobyl
The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
Svetlana Alexievich

Translated by Keith Gessen

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.

Title Voices from Chernobyl
Subtitle The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
Author Svetlana Alexievich
Translated by Keith Gessen
Publisher Picador
Title First Published 18 April 2006
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 256 p.
ISBN-10 0312425848
ISBN-13 9780312425845
Publication Date 18 April 2006
Main content page count 256
Weight 16 oz.

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