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Boys in Zinc

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Description for Boys in Zinc Paperback. Translator(s): Bromfield, Andrew. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: 1FCA; 3JJPN; DNJ; HBJF; HBTW; HBWS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 132 x 200 x 23. Weight in Grams: 226.
Haunting stories from the Soviet-Afghan War from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature - A new translation of Zinky Boys based on the revised text - From 1979 to 1989 Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed thousands of casualties on both sides. While the Soviet Union talked about a 'peace-keeping' mission, the dead were shipped back in sealed zinc coffins. Boys in Zinc presents the honest testimonies of soldiers, doctors and nurses, mothers, wives and siblings who describe the lasting effects of war. ... Read more

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About Svetlana Alexievich
Svetlana Alexievich (Author) Svetlana Alexievich was born in Ivano-Frankivsk in 1948 and has spent most of her life in the Soviet Union and present-day Belarus, with prolonged periods of exile in Western Europe. Starting out as a journalist, she developed her own, distinctive non-fiction genre which brings together a chorus of voices to describe a specific historical ... Read more

Reviews for Boys in Zinc
Alexievich's artistry has raised oral history to a totally different dimension
Antony Beevor Alexievich's documentary novels are crafted and edited with a reporter's cool eye for detail and a poet's ear for the intricate rhythms of human speech. Reading them is like eavesdropping on a confessional. This is history at its rawest and most uncomfortably intimate
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