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Haunting Ukrainian novel explores time, trauma, and identity

Haunting Ukrainian novel explores time, trauma, and identity

by Kate Tsurkan

In the midst of a full-blown agoraphobic episode, the unnamed narrator of Tanja Maljartschuk’s novel “Forgottenness,” becomes engrossed in reading old newspapers. Asked by her increasingly concerned partner what she’s looking for, she simply tells him: “I want to understand what time is.” “Time consumes everything living by

10 books to better understand wartime Ukraine

10 books to better understand wartime Ukraine

by Kate Tsurkan

Ukraine’s authors should have been able to dedicate their lives to honing their craft. Instead, many of them have stepped up to contribute to the war effort and fight back against Russian aggression. Like any other member of society, Ukrainian authors have lost loved ones and colleagues to Russia’

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