Rachel is isolated yet culpable with her secrets and estrangements. The setting is interesting and the story is cleverly written. The main character and her claustrophobic world is authentic and alive. Rachel, a troubled young English mother, joins her journalist husband on his first foreign posting in the city. Snegurochka by Judith Heneghan starts with new mother Rachel moving to Kiev in the Ukraine to follow her BBC journalist husband Lucas in his career pursuits. Since March, this bookworm who zipped through titles found it hard to read a page. When she joins him in Kiev in October 1992, first son, Ivan, is only three months old. There's a palpable sense of threat and isolation, but also beautiful and redemptive bits of human connection. GIVEAWAY – 3 copies of Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art. uvlekatelnyj i podrobnyj rasskaz o prekrasnoj vnuchke deda moroza snegurochke: kto ee roditeli vo chto narjazhaetsja snegurochka s kem ona druzhit i gde zhivet minislovarik otvety na vse voprosy kotorye mozhet zadat rebenok jarkie interesnye risunki jeto nastojaschaja samaja pervaja jenciklopedija malysha! I have not visited Ukraine, but Judith Heneghan describes the life in Kiev in a way that I feel I have been there. The main character and her claustrophobic world is authentic and alive. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Set in Kiev in 1992. Refresh and try again. There were many laugh out loud moments in recognition of behaviours I have experienced. The story focuses on a young mother, Rachel, who travels from England with her infant son to join her journalist husband, Lucas, in the city where he works on a freelance basis for the BBC. Please try again. This is an extraordinary story set in Kiev in 1992 not long after the Ukraine has gained its independence from Russia. this Book, There are no other books by this author on our site, Making it easy to match a location with a book, Find out more about us and our philosophy. In Snegurochka grand historical and political narratives – of Ukraine’s newfound independence, of the Second World War – interweave with the very personal stories of the book’s female protagonists – Rachel, Zoya, and Elena.’ Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. April 15th 2019 Sometimes if you're lucky, you may grasp it.”. Snegurochka, by Judith Heneghan, is a claustrophobic, multi-layered tale that offers a window into life in Kiev shortly after Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union in the aftermath of its dissolution. Please try again. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Fascinating window into Ukraine after the collapse of the USSR, with a well-crafted sense of place and time that frames the book's exploration of motherhood. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I left it for St Petersburg in Russia exactly when the main protagonist of this story, English young mother Rachel has arrived. We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. ‘The monastery is starkly beautiful in the snow. Her problems are growing a little too repetitive. Snegurka grows up q… ‘An unforgettable story. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Snegurochka is well worth a read. As close to five stars as makes no difference. Hurry, hurry! Snegurochka was published by Salt in April 2019. This version was later included by Louis Légerin Contes Populaires Slaves (1882). Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? The story focuses on a young mother, Rachel, who travels from England with her infant son to join her journalist husband, Lucas, in the city where he works on a freelance basis for the BBC. It is 1992 and the Ukraine has not long gained independence from the USSR, the Chernobyl disaster occurred a mere 6 years prior to this, the repercussions of which are still very much being felt. Is this a translation? Start by marking “Snegurochka” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Third Party. She is isolated through language, custom and her own need for compulsive coping strategies. All Hello, Sign in. (Russian) Paperback – Antique Books, January 1, 2011, Paperback, Audiobook, International Edition, Antique Books. On the whole, highly recommended. Ultimately this is a book about women, and I found that really valuable as a male reader. Rachel and Lucas haven’t been married long when he gets his first posting as a journalist abroad. On the whole, highly recommen. If that now feels like distant history, since smothered by other tumultuous events, 'Snegurochka' brings the period back to vibrant life. Skip to main content.sg. To create our... To see what your friends thought of this book, I had an obvious interest in this book as I've grown up in Ukraine. Exploring Salzburg, City of Culture by Hubert Nowak. What Judith Heneghan also shows through Rachel, a complicated and anxious character, is that you can live somewhere and see things, interactions and yet have no understanding of what you are seeing, because you don't share the history, the cultural upbringing. Or is it written in English. That is... Snegurochka was long-listed for “Not the Booker” 2019 and has been shortlisted for The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2020 (Fiction, With A Sense Of Place). Tense and claustrophobic and an excellent portrayal of life in Kiev in the 1990s for a young British wife, forced to adapt to both motherhood and Ukranian ways in a newly-independent country.
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