Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

By | March 23, 2018
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster Author Svetlana Alexievich
ISBN-10 0312425848
ISBN-13 9780312425845
Year 2006-04-18
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Picador
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Winner of the Nobel Prize in LiteratureWinner of the National Book Critics Circle AwardOn 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

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