RAVENNA - Book Club

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ravenna
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In Secondhand Time, Alexievich chronicles the demise of communism. Everyday Russian citizens recount the past thirty years, showing us what life was like during the fall of the Soviet Union and what it's like to live in the new Russia left in its wake. Through interviews spanning 1991 to 2012, Alexievich takes us behind the propaganda and contrived media accounts, giving us a panoramic portrait of contemporary Russia and Russians who still carry memories of oppression, terror, famine, massacres--but also of pride in their country, hope for the future, and a belief that everyone was working and fighting together to bring about a utopia. Here is an account of life in the aftermath of an idea so powerful it once dominated a third of the world.

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399588822
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Random House Trade - March 21st, 2017