TSR CONTRIBUTOR SONYA BILOCERKOWYCZ PUBLISHES NEW BOOK

TSR contributor Sonya Bilocerkowycz’s new book of essays, On Our Way Home From the Revolution, will be published by Ohio State University Press this month. Included in the collection is the essay, “I Saw the Sunshine, Melting,” which was first published in the Winter/Spring 2018 issue of The Southampton Review.

Bilocerkowycz’s series of linked essays explores the knotted threads between Ukraine and Russia, as well as the personal ties of the author and her diaspora community in the US.

ON OUR WAY HOME FROM THE REVOLUTION: Reflections on Ukraine
by Sonya Bilocerkowycz
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You can read “I Saw the Sunshine, Melting” here: https://www.thesouthamptonreview.com/tsronline/2019/5/21/i-saw-the-sunshine-melting

“Part mythology, part personal essay, and part historical fact-finding mission that circles her family’s patriotic devotion to Ukraine, Sonya Bilocerkowycz asks what it means to love a country that struggles to confront its complicated history and wonders what to make of the incomplete narrative she inherited as a child. Tender, probing, and deeply honest.” —Angela Pelster

“A fierce, lyrical book that achieves a rare balance between the burden and beauty of heritage. A powerfully American book even as it travels to post–Cold War Ukraine. The best use of memoir is not a how-I-got-to-be-me story, but a book like this—a courageous effort to pierce the secrets of a vexed political and cultural history.” —Patricia Hampl

Emily Gilbert