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A haunting Russian tale about the environmental legacy of the Cold War Yerzhan grows up in a remote part of Kazakhstan where the Soviets tests atomic weapons As a young boy he falls in love with the neighbour's daughter and one evening to impress her he dives into a for. Whilst on a train journey across Kazakhstan the narrator meets Yerzhan a twenty seven year old itinerant peddler and virtuoso violinist who strangely has the looks and build of a boy of twelve years After overcoming his initial diffidence Yerzhan starts to recount the tale of his childhood He recalls growing up in a two family settlement on a lonely remote railway outpost in the Kazakh steppes close to a top secret Zone where Soviet nuclear experiments were carried out He tells of his precocious musical talents on the dombra lute like folk instrument and the violin and his eually precocious love for his neighbour Aisulu Chillingly he recalls a fateful day when during a school outing to the Zone he waded into a radioactive lake to impress his classmates Did the poisonous waters stunt his growth or was some other worldly spell cast on him I suppose Hamid Ismailov s novella might be regarded Road-map to the Indians Treasure environmental legacy of the Cold War Yerzhan grows up in a remote part of Kazakhstan where the Soviets tests atomic weapons As a young boy he falls in love with the neighbour's daughter and one Green dog trumpet and other stories evening to impress her he dives into a for. Whilst on a train journey across Kazakhstan the narrator meets Yerzhan a twenty seven year old itinerant peddler and virtuoso violinist who strangely has the looks and build of a boy of twelve years After overcoming his initial diffidence Yerzhan starts to recount the tale of his childhood He recalls growing up in a two family settlement on a lonely remote railway outpost in the Kazakh steppes close to a top secret Zone where Soviet nuclear Identity experiments were carried out He tells of his precocious musical talents on the dombra lute like folk instrument and the violin and his Cenote eually precocious love for his neighbour Aisulu Chillingly he recalls a fateful day when during a school outing to the Zone he waded into a radioactive lake to impress his classmates Did the poisonous waters stunt his growth or was some other worldly spell cast on him I suppose Hamid Ismailov s novella might be regarded

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Bidden lake The radio active water changes Yerzhan He will never grow into a man While the girl he loves becomes a beautiful woman'Like a Grimm's Fairy tale this story transforms an innermost fear into an outward reality We witness a prepubescent boy's secret terror of. Dec 2014 The joy of the steppe the joy of music and the joy of childhood always coexisted in Yerzhan with the anticipation of that inescapable terrible abominable thing that came as a rumbling and a trembling and then a swirling sweeping tornado from the ZoneTwo families still living the ways of ancient Kazakh culture coexist alongside Soviet nuclear testing one son a musical prodigy I found the themes and the telling enthralling and this is by far the best of the Peirene novellas I ve readThe others to one extent or another had that bloodless brittleness of style characteristic of much Eng lang literary fiction and although they are pretty good took many times longer to read than the concept two hour books to be devoured in a single sitting which is one of the press s ad straplines By contrast The Dead Lake feels expansive and relaxed Dissident authors have acuired among some readers a reputation for

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Not growing up into a man We also wander in a beautiful fierce landscape unlike any other we find in Western Literature And by the end of Yerzhan's tale we are awe struck by our human resilience in the face of catastrophic man made follies' Meike Ziervogel Peirene Press. An astonishing tale tinged with sadnessrecounted by Yerzhan to a stranger on a train journey that is in part imagined by the listenerYerzhan grows up at a railway siding where two families live their lives intertwined than appears on the surface Every so often the ground shakes another sun rises and everything is still Then there is the Zone that area where it is so silent his ears ringYerzhan learns the violin and is bright but the real light in his life is Aisula a light that gradually fades upon his reaching the age of 12 when he walks into the forbidden Dead Lake to impress her and from that day stops growing destined to watch her pass himAnd the thing that loomed over him like a visceral fear could happen in the middle of the sweltering summer when sheep suddenly started bleating as if they were under the knife and went dashing in all directions cows dug their horns into the ground and the donkey Identity end of Yerzhan's tale we are awe struck by our human resilience in the face of catastrophic man made follies' Meike Ziervogel Peirene Press. An astonishing tale tinged with sadnessrecounted by Yerzhan to a stranger on a train journey that is in part imagined by the listenerYerzhan grows up at a railway siding where two families live their lives intertwined than appears on the surface Every so often the ground shakes another sun rises and Cenote everything is still Then there is the Zone that area where it is so silent his Sottomissione ears ringYerzhan learns the violin and is bright but the real light in his life is Aisula a light that gradually fades upon his reaching the age of 12 when he walks into the forbidden Dead Lake to impress her and from that day stops growing destined to watch her pass himAnd the thing that loomed over him like a visceral fear could happen in the middle of the sweltering summer when sheep suddenly started bleating as if they were under the knife and went dashing in all directions cows dug their horns into the ground and the donkey


10 thoughts on “The Dead Lake

  1. says:

    A story told during a train journey thorough the vast steppes of Kazakhstan by a violinist who relates his life in a small village near a nuclear test site simply referred to as The Zone that had dramatic conseuences in h

  2. says:

    Whilst on a train journey across Kazakhstan the narrator meets Yerzhan a twenty seven year old itinerant peddler and virtuoso violinist who s

  3. says:

    Hamid Ismailov’s The Dead Lake is the first in Peirene's Coming of Age Towards Identity series It was first published in Russia in 2011 and as with all of the Peirene titles this is its first translation into English An

  4. says:

    Ominous and timely when you think about our own man who never grew up's plans to destroy our water

  5. says:

    This was an impressive tale of a young boy and his family living next to the railway station and a nuclear bomb

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    Dec 2014 The joy of the steppe the joy of music and the joy of childhood always coexisted in Yerzhan with the anticipation of that inescapable terrible abominable thing that came as a rumbling and a trembling and then a swirling sweeping tornado from the ZoneTwo families still living the ways of ancient Kazakh culture coexist alongside Soviet nuclear testing one son a musical prodigy; I found the themes and the telling e

  7. says:

    An astonishing tale tinged with sadnessrecounted by Yerzhan to a stranger on a train journey that is in part imagined by the listenerYerzhan grows up at a railway siding where two families live their lives intertwined than appears on the surface Every so often the ground shakes another sun rises and everything is still Then there is the Zone that area where it is so silent his ears ringYerzhan learns the violin and is bright but

  8. says:

    This is an astonishing novella which at 122 pages is full of lyricism and poetry traditional tales music and the modern day horror of nuclear testing An intro tells the reader that from 1949 to 1989 468 nuclear explosions were tested in a test site in the Kazakh steppes This story tells of Yerzhan a 27 year old man who looks like a 12 year old boy whom the narrator meets on a train selling yoghurt and playing his violin

  9. says:

    Hauntingly beautiful writing even when reporting the horrific

  10. says:

    In a Zweig like framing device the story is told in the course of a train journey through Kazakhstan The story involves a boy growing up in an isolated location close to a Soviet nuclear testing site and the effect this has on him and his family as they nevertheless continue with their lives schooling friendship

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