All That Is Solid Melts into Air

All That Is Solid Melts into Air

All That Is Solid Melts into Air is a gripping end-of-empire novel, charting the collapse of the Soviet Union through the focalpoint of the Chernobyl disaster. Part historical epic, part love story, it recalls The English Patient in its mix of emotional intimacy and sweeping landscape.

In a run-down apartment block in Moscow, a nine-year-old piano prodigy practices silently for fear of disturbing the neighbors.

In a factory on the outskirts of the city, his aunt makes… (more)

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Interview of Darragh McKeon by Lara Touitou

Darragh McKeon grew up in Ireland and worked as a theater director before writing All That is Solid Melts Into Air. This is his first novel.

Editorial reviews (2 reviews)

The New York Times : Red Alert (August 07, 2014)

McKeon’s characters may already have receded into history, but by imprinting their triumphs and tragedies onto the imagination with such visceral empathy, he has given them a deserving afterlife in this powerful novel.

A leisurely paced novel intended for those who like serious and thoughtful fiction.

Book Details  

Publisher: Harper Perennial (May 19, 2014)

Language: English

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