Second-Hand Time (English, Hardcover)

What if you could tell history through the countless voices of ordinary people who lived through it? In Second-hand Time, Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich invents a new genre as she writes the life stories of housewives, artists, party workers, students, soldiers and traders living through a time of political upheaval the fall of the Soviet Union and the two decades that followed it. As they tell her their secrets, their passions, their sorrows, their hopes, she builds a picture of a nation and of lived history, as epic as the greatest of novels. One of the most extraordinary books ever written, Second-hand Time is Alexievichs fi nest work.

About the Author

Svetlana Alexievich was born in the Ukraine in 1948. She has spent most of her life in the Soviet Union and present-day Belarus, where she worked as a journalist, with prolonged periods of exile in Western Europe. She won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.

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Second-Hand Time (English, Hardcover, Alexievich, Svetlana, Translated by Bela Shayevich)

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