Chernobyl Privileges, The (Paperback)Alex Lockwood (author)
What is the half-life of a secret? Arriving at midlife with a string of failed jobs behind him, Anthony Fahey knows he's lucky to be given a last chance as a radiation monitor at Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde, where Britain's Trident nuclear weapons are kept. Already struggling to keep his marriage together after the death of his wife's father, Anthony finds himself at the centre of an emergency when an accident on a Trident submarine throws the base into crisis. But as the situation worsens old memories and buried secrets from his childhood reach into the present, and Anthony begins to understand that it isn't only radiation that has a half-life. Inspired by real events, The Chernobyl Privileges is a searing psychological drama that depicts the traumatic experience of surviving disaster. Both heart-warming and tragic, it explores the consequences of decisions we are forced to make and that shape our lives. "...a compelling, well-wrought and sharply intelligent book." Nicholas Royle, author of novel An English Guide to Birdwatching
Publisher: Collective Ink
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
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“An excellent read, highly recommended”
An interesting read, flitting between a boy growing up amongst the devastation surrounding the Chernobyl disaster, and his ironic yet purposeful career choice in the field of nuclear physics.
Quite a contrast to his... More
“A great read. Go buy it.”
I highly recommend The Chernobyl Privileges. There are three things I love in what I read, great historical research, insightful commentary on current moral challenges and deep character exploration. They all are done... More
Firstly, thank you to Alex who hand delivered this to me at work earlier this year.
I had no expectations of what this novel would be like, but the Chernobyl disaster is something I remember clearly from my teen... More
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