Posted By trish on March 4, 2014
• Paperback: 464 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial (April 29, 2014)
In a run-down apartment block in Moscow, a nine-year-old piano prodigy practices silently for fear of disturbing the neighbors.
In a factory on the outskirts of the city, his aunt makes car parts, trying to hide her dissident past.
In the hospital, a leading surgeon buries himself deep in his work to avoid facing his failed marriage.
And in a rural village in the Ukraine, a teenage boy wakes up to a sky of the deepest crimson. In the fields, the ears of the cattle are dripping blood. Ten miles away, at the Chernobyl Power Plant, something unimaginable has happened.
Now their lives will change forever.
All That Is Solid Melts into Air is an astonishing end-of-empire novel by a major new talent.
Darragh McKeon is a theater director who has worked throughout Europe and the U.S. with several renowned companies. In his native Ireland, he has been nominated for the Francis MacManus Short Story Award and the RTE Short Film Award. He lives in New York.
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