On Our Way Home from the Revolution

Publisher: Ohio State University Press Release date: 2019-09-23

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In 2014 Sonya Bilocerkowycz is a tourist at a deadly revolution. At first she is enamored with the Ukrainians' idealism, which reminds her of her own patriotic family. But when the romantic revolution melts into a war with Russia, she becomes disillusioned, prompting a return home to the US and the diaspora community that raised her.As the daughter of a man who studies Ukrainian dissidents for a living, the granddaughter of war refugees, and the great-granddaughter of a gulag victim, Bilocerkowycz has inherited a legacy of political oppression. But what does it mean when she discovers a missing page from her family's survival story-one that raises questions about her own guilt?In these linked essays,Bilocerkowycz invites readers to meet a swirling cast of post-Soviet characters, including a Russian intelligence officer who finds Osama bin Laden a few weeks after 9/11; a Ukrainian poet whose nose gets broken by Russian separatists; and a long-lost relative who drives a bus into the heart of Chernobyl.On Our Way Home from the Revolutionmuddles our easy distinctions between innocence and culpability, agency and fate.

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Collection: Mad Creek Books

Type: EPub

ISBN: 9780814277119

Additional Information

Collection: Mad Creek Books

Type: EPub

ISBN: 9780814277119

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