THE DEATH OF A SOLDIER TOLD BY HIS SISTER BY OLESYA KHROMEYCHUK
WITH A FOREWORD BY PHILIPPE SANDS
INTRODUCTION BY ANDREY KURKOV
PUBLISHED BY MONORAY
1st September 2022 | Hardback | £12.99 ORDER
Wars happen to us; they turn our lives upside down and change us for good. They make us re-evaluate life and death. They make us experience crushing hatred and overwhelming love. With this book, I invite the reader to witness my experience of war, to journey with me from London to Lviv, from peace to a warzone, and to discover why Russia’s war in Ukraine is closer to home than we might think.
'A remarkable, intimate memoir. . . Not history, but now. Not distant, but proximate. Not imaginary, but real.'
Philippe Sands, bestselling author of East West Street and The Ratline
'Olesya’s history reflects the history of modern Ukraine with its problems, hopes, victories and losses... It does not focus on numbers and dates, but on human experience in a country that has found itself in a state of war.'
Andrey Kurkov, bestselling Ukrainian writer, author of numerous novels and Ukraine Diaries
'If you want to understand Ukraine's determination to resist, Olesya Khromeychuk's book is essential.'
Paul Mason, author of How to Stop Fascism
'Elegantly written... packed with the sharpness of moments when a death suddenly becomes real.' TLS
'Moving, intelligent, and brilliantly written, this is a sister’s reckoning with a lost brother, an émigré’s with the country of her childhood, and a scholar’s with her own suddenly acutely personal subject matter. A wonderful combination of emotional and intellectual honesty.'
Anna Reid, author of Borderland: A Journey Through the History of Ukraine
'In vivid, intimate prose and with unflinching honesty, Olesya Khromeychuk introduces us to the brother she lost in the war and found in her grief. Poignant, wise and unforgettable.'
Dr Rory Finnin, University of Cambridge