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THE SKY UNWASHED is Irene Zabytko’s haunting and beautiful novel about the women who returned to their village in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone after the nuclear explosion on April 26, 1986. Based on a true story, this novel captures their strength, faith and spirit.
“Poignant and inspiringZabytko’s riveting first novel explores the aftermath of the 1986 nuclear explosion in Chernobyl through the lives of inhabitants of a tiny Ukrainian village.” –Library Journal
“A first novel of surprising power and simplicity.”
–The Denver Post
“Rivetingbeautifully writtenThe Sky Unwashed is a story of triumph and the power of home and love, with all their faults.” –Chicago Tribune
“The strength of the novel lies in Zabytko’s ability to capture the reality of everyday life, the horror of the fallout from a nuclear accident, and the power of the human spirit to survive.” –Booklist
THE SKY UNWASHED is a Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers” book, a “BOOK SENSE ’76 Picks”, and a New England Booksellers Association selection.
Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (ISBN#1-56512-246-1)