My Chernobyl

By Aaron Bushkowsky

My Chernobyl
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While there, he meets his long-lost cousin, a beautiful, young Russian woman, who sets her sights on her wealthy relative as a ticket out of the radiation-blasted country. My Chernobyl is a quirky romance set in the existential old country, where cultures and ideals clash with ... Read more


Overview

While there, he meets his long-lost cousin, a beautiful, young Russian woman, who sets her sights on her wealthy relative as a ticket out of the radiation-blasted country. My Chernobyl is a quirky romance set in the existential old country, where cultures and ideals clash with touching and hilarious results.

Aaron Bushkowsky

Aaron Bushkowsky is a poet, playwright, and screenplay writer. His first collection of poetry, ed and mabel go to the moon (1994), was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Award. His previous work includes the well-received story collection, The Vanishing Man, also published by Cormorant Books, as well as three books of drama, published by Playwrights Canada Press. His produced plays have been nominated for many awards. Aaron lives in Vancouver, where he teaches playwriting and filmwriting at Langara College, Studio 58, Playwrights Theatre Centre, and at the Vancouver Film Centre.

Reviews

"A Canadian innocent experiences the bleakness of post-Communist, post-Chernobyl Eastern Europe and the gentle absurdism of Chekhov." —The Vancouver Province

"If Gogol had been Canadian, he might have written something like My Chernobyl." —The Vancouver Courier

"My Chernobyl repeatedly surprised me into laughter—and challenged me to think seriously about why I had laughed… splendidly original work…" —The Georgia Straight

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