|Plot Summary of The Sky Unwashed|
|"Inspired by the Chernobyl disaster, the novel describes the results on a small nearby village. One family, in particular the aged mother, is followed through the confusion and disruption. Marusia defies the Soviet government's permanent evacuation of her village, returns and lives in poverty and isolation until, in the end, five intrepid old village women survive together. Although many events are disastrous, the women demonstrate the resilience and poignancy of the human spirit. Would you be so courageous in similar circumstances? Makes the reader think!"
Marney, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Sky Unwashed|
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Tone of book?
- very sensitive (sigh)
Time/era of story
Inside culture (main char)
Strong "rags to riches" component?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
- Environmental Disaster
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- physically sick
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- little dialog
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