The Resource The sky unwashed: : a novel, Irene Zabytko, (electronic resource)

The sky unwashed: : a novel, Irene Zabytko, (electronic resource)

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The sky unwashed: : a novel
Title
The sky unwashed:
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Irene Zabytko
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Early on an April Saturday in 1986 in a farm village in Ukraine, widow Marusia Petrenko and her family awake to a day of traditional wedding preparations. Marusia bakes her famous wedding bread-a korovai-in the communal village oven to take to her neighbor's granddaughter's reception. Late that night, after all the dancing and drinking, Marusia's son Yurko leaves for his shift at the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl. In the morning, the air has a strange metallic taste. The cat is oddly listless. The priest doesn't show up for services. Yurko doesn't come home from work. Nobody know what's happened (and they won't for many days), but things have changed for the Petrenkos-forever. Inspired by true events, this unusual, unexpected novel tells how-and why-Marusia defies the Soviet government's permanent evacuation of her deeply contaminated village and returns to live out her days in the only home she's ever known. Alone in the deserted town, she struggles up into the church bell tower to ring the bells twice every day just in case someone else has returned. And they have, one by one/ In the end, five intrepid old women-the village babysi-band together for survival and to confront the Soviet officials responsible for their fate. And, in the midst of desolation, a tenacious hold on life chimes forth. Poignant and truthful and triumphant, this timeless story is about ordinary people who do more than simply "survive."
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Midwest
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Zabytko, Irene
Dewey number
813/.54
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Literary form
fiction
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  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Older women
  • Electronic books
  • Ukraine
  • Chornobylʹ (Ukraine)
  • Domestic fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The sky unwashed: : a novel, Irene Zabytko, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11688656
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multicolored
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MWT11688656
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11688656
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The sky unwashed: : a novel, Irene Zabytko, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11688656
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11688656
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11688656
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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