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Sweet Darusya: A Tale Of Two Villages

By Maria Matios

2019 | Spuyten Duyvil (external site)
Copy Available: Yes

Language: English
Pages: 228
ISBN: 978-1-947980-93-8 (paper)


Translated from Ukrainian by Michael M. Naydan and Olha Tytarenko.

"To my mind Maria Matios’ Sweet Darusya is the best contemporary Ukrainian novel written since Ukrainian Independence in 1991. It reveals a family saga that is much more dynamic than classical sagas and at the same time is much more touching and engaging. It is an emotional history of Ukraine with a very well researched and vivid historical background that gives the reader the opportunity to understand not only the characters and their drama, but the entire drama of the country/countries in which they lived without leaving their village."  Andrei Kurkov