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All That is Solid Melts into Air

In 1986, in a rural village in Belarus, a teenage boy wakes up to a sky of the deepest crimson. Outside, the ears of his neighbour’s cattle are dripping blood. Ten miles away, at the Chernobyl Power Plant, something unimaginable has happened. This is an astonishing novel of terrifying beauty that captures the end of an era wonderfully.