In a camp at the edge of a forest children are trained to forget their language through drugs, therapy, and coercion. Alicia and her brother Avi are rescued by their father, but they give him the slip and set out on their own. In the forest they encounter a cast of villains: the hovel-dwelling Granmaw, the language-traitor McFinnie, the border guard and murderer Bannock the Bogill, and a wolf.
A manifesto for the survival of the Belarusian language and soul, Alindarka's Children is also a feat of translation. Winner of the English Pen Award, the novel has been brilliantly rendered into English (from the Russian) and Scots (from the Belarusian): both Belarusian and Scots are on the UNESCO Atlas of Endangered Languages.
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|Publisher:||New Directions Publishing Corporation|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
JIM DINGLEY has translated fiction by Uladzimir Alour, Natalka Babina, Tania Skarynkina, and Alhierd Bacharevic.
PETRA REID is a translator and the author of MacSonnetries.