Books set in Ukraine (25)


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A Matter of Death and Life

A Matter of Death and Life by Andrey Kurkov EN

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Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
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Marital troubles? Sick of life? Suicide the answer? Why not get yourself a contract killer? Nothing easier, provided you communicate only by phone and box number. You give him your photograph, specify when and where to find you, then sit back and prepare to die. Murdered, you will be of greater interest than ever you were in life. More to him than met the eye will be the judgement. A mysterious killing lives long in the popular memory. Our hero meticulously plans his own demise, except for one detail: what if he suddenly decides he wants to live? 'Kurkov's eye for the absurdities of Ukrainian ... continue
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Aleksandra by Lisa Weeda NL

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Netherlands flag Netherlands
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Met verbluffend vertelplezier en met alle literaire stijlmiddelen die tot haar beschikking staan vertelt Lisa Weeda een uitzonderlijke familiegeschiedenis, die begint bij haar grootmoeder Aleksandra. In 1942 wordt zij vanuit Oekraïne gedeporteerd en in Duitsland in de oorlogsindustrie tewerkgesteld. Haar kleindochter Lisa reist later naar haar grootmoeders geboorteplaats en ontmoet, op de vleugels van haar verbeelding, haar overgrootvader Nikolaj, die al bijna driekwart eeuw op zijn dochter zit te wachten. Samen met hem gaat ze op zoek naar sporen van haar neef, die tijdens het recentelijk opg... continue

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Baba Dunjas letzte Liebe by Alina Bronsky DE

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Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
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»Wenn ich mich in meinem Alter noch über Menschen wundern würde, käme ich nicht mehr zum Zähneputzen.« Alina Bronsky lässt in ihrem neuen Roman eine untergegangene Welt wieder auferstehen. Komisch, klug und herzzerreißend erzählt sie die Geschichte eines Dorfes, das es nicht mehr geben soll – und einer außergewöhnlichen Frau, die im hohen Alter ihr selbstbestimmtes Paradies findet.Baba Dunja ist eine Tschernobyl-Heimkehrerin. Wo der Rest der Welt nach dem Reaktorunglück die tickenden Geigerzähler und die strahlenden ... continue

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Carbide

Carbide by Andriy Lyubka EN

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Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine
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Carbide explores the underbelly of the Ukrainian smuggling industry in a merciless yet loving parody of Ukrainian nationalism.

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Depeche Mode by Сергій Жадан EN

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Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine
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In 1993, tragic turbulence takes over Ukraine in the post-communist spin-off. As if in somnambulism, Soviet war veterans and upstart businessmen listen to an American preacher of whose type there were plenty at the time in the post-Soviet territory. In Kharkiv, the young communist headquarters is now an advertising agency, and a youth radio station brings Western music, with Depeche Mode in the lead, into homes of ordinary people. In the middle of this craze three friends, an anti-Semitic Jew Dogg Pavlov, an unfortunate entrepreneur Vasia the Communist and the narrator Zhadan, nineteen years o... continue

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Doce anillos by Yuri Andrujovich ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine
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Karl-Joseph Zumbrunnen, fotógrafo austriaco con raíces galitzianas, viaja buscando sus orígenes a la Ucrania de los años noventa del siglo xx. Tras el derrumbe del imperio soviético, encuentra un estado en el que los desajustes por su nacimiento serpentean entre el nacionalismo, la nostalgia por los Habsburgo, la tentación del retorno al régimen anterior, el folklore y el embrutecimiento vulgar de un mercado sin control. Enamorado de su intérprete, viaja con ella a un antiguo observatorio, que, tras ser un centro de espionaje y un complejo deportivo soviético, es hoy un hotel en los Cárpatos. ... continue



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Klotsvog

Klotsvog by Margarita Khemlin EN

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Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine
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Klotsvog is a novel about being Jewish in the Soviet Union and the historical trauma of World War II--and it's a novel about the petty dramas and demons of one strikingly vain woman. Maya Abramovna Klotsvog has had quite a life, and she wants you to know all about it. Selfish, garrulous, and thoroughly entertaining, she tells us where she came from, who she didn't get along with, and what became of all her husbands and lovers. In Klotsvog, Margarita Khemlin creates a first-person narrator who is both deeply self-absorbed and deeply compelling. From Maya's perspective, Khemlin unfurls a retelli... continue

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Mesopotamia by Serhiĭ Z︠H︡adan EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine
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A unique work of fiction from the troubled streets of Ukraine, giving invaluable testimony to the new history unfolding in the nation's post-independence years "One of the most astounding novels to come out of modern Ukraine. Mesopotamia is seductive, twisted, brilliant, and fierce."--Gary Shteyngart, author of Little Failure and Absurdistan This captivating book is Serhiy Zhadan's ode to Kharkiv, the traditionally Russian-speaking city in Eastern Ukraine where he makes his home. A leader among Ukrainian post‑independence authors, Zhadan employs both prose and poetry to address the disillusion... continue