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"The power source for Zhadan's writing is in its linguistic passion."Die Zeit
"One of the most important creative forces in modern Ukrainian alternative culture."KulturSpiegel
A city-dwelling executive heads home to take over his brother's gas station after his mysterious disappearance, but all he finds at home are mysteries and ghosts. The bleak industrial landscape of now-war-torn eastern Ukraine sets the stage forVoroshilovgrad, mixing magical realism and exhilarating road novel in poetic, expressive prose.
Serhiy Zhadan, one of the key voices in contemporary Ukrainian literature, has become the voice of Ukraine's "Euro-Maidan" movement. He lives in Kharkiv, Ukraine.