All That Is Solid Melts into Air is a gripping
end-of-empire novel that charts the collapse of the Soviet Union through the
focal point of the Chernobyl disaster. Part historical epic, part love story,
it recalls The English Patient
in its mix of emotional intimacy and sweeping landscape.
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. Download and start listening now!