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Author Pickhart, Kalani, author.

Title I will die in a foreign land : a novel / by Kalani Pickhart.

Publication Info. Columbus, Ohio : Two Dollar Radio, [202].


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Description 300 pages : map ; 20 cm
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Summary In 1913, a Russian ballet incited a riot in Paris at the new Théâtre de Champs-Elysées. "Only a Russian could do that," says Aleksandr Ivanovich. "Only a Russian could make the whole world go mad." A century later, in November 2013, thousands of Ukrainian citizens gathered at Independence Square in Kyiv to protest then-President Yanukovych's failure to sign a referendum with the European Union, opting instead to forge a closer alliance with President Vladimir Putin and Russia. The peaceful protests turned violent when military police shot live ammunition into the crowd, killing over a hundred civilians. I Will Die in a Foreign Land follows four individuals over the course of a volatile Ukrainian winter, as their lives are forever changed by the Euromaidan protests. Katya is an Ukrainian-American doctor stationed at a makeshift medical clinic in St. Michael's Monastery; Misha is an engineer originally from Pripyat, who has lived in Kyiv since his wife's death; Slava is a fiery young activist whose past hardships steel her determination in the face of persecution; and Aleksandr Ivanovich, a former KGB agent, who climbs atop a burned-out police bus at Independence Square and plays the piano. As Katya, Misha, Slava, and Aleksandr's lives become intertwined, they each seek their own solace during an especially tumultuous and violent period. The story is also told by a chorus of voices that incorporates folklore and narrates a turbulent Slavic history.
Subject Riots -- Fiction.
Ukraine -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Ukraine -- History -- Euromaidan Protests, 2013-2014 -- Fiction.
Ukraine -- Politics and government -- 1991- -- Fiction.
Ukraine -- Foreign relations -- Russia (Federation) -- Fiction.
Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- Ukraine -- Fiction.
Ukraine -- History -- 21st century -- Fiction.
Ukraine -- History -- 1991- -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
War fiction.
ISBN 9781953387080 (hardcover)
195338708X (hardcover)

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