Stalking the Atomic City: Life Among the Decadent and the Depraved of Chornobyl - Markiyan Kamysh; Hanna Leliv; Reilly Costigan-Humes; | Foyles Bookstore
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Stalking the Atomic City: Life Among the Decadent and the Depraved of Chornobyl
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Stalking the Atomic City: Life Among the Decadent and the Depraved of Chornobyl (Paperback)

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The 1,000-square-mile Chornobyl Exclusion Zone is, for many, a symbol of total disaster: a reminder of shattered ideals and lost lives, now a toxic, dangerous no-man's-land. For Markiyan Kamysh, it became a site of pilgrimage.



He and dozens like him call themselves 'stalkers': wild adventurers who sneak past border patrols to spend days getting lost in this apocalyptic environment of dense swampland and desolate villages. Kamysh, the son of a Chornobyl disaster liquidator, takes us with him into this alien world.



In electric prose that captures the spectral beauty of the Zone and the reckless spirit of the stalkers, Kamysh tells of hallucinatory journeys alone amid the rusted ruins, of frantic brushes with police and moments of ecstatic oblivion in the wasteland. Written with gonzo energy and brash lyricism, Stalking the Atomic City is a vital, singular document of this dystopian reality.

BiographyMemoirs Publisher: Pushkin Press Publication Date: 07/07/2022 ISBN-13: 9781782278559  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Markiyan Kamysh is a Ukrainian writer who represents the Chornobyl underground in literature. Since 2010, he has illegally explored the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. He is the son of a Chornobyl liquidator, nuclear physicist and design engineer of the Institute for Nuclear Research in Kyiv who died in 2003. Stalking the Atomic City, his first book, has been translated into multiple languages and published to great acclaim. He lives in Kyiv, Ukraine. See more photos on his Instagram @markiyankamysh.

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