Maria Matios

Presque jamais autrement

Hardly Ever Otherwise

May 7, 2024
Novel
184 pages
140 × 205 mm
19,90 €
9791094936320
979-1-0949-3632-0
Translated from the Ukrainian by Nikol Dziub

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																Maria Matios, Presque jamais autrement
																Maria Matios, Presque jamais autrement

Hardly Ever Otherwise is a family saga set in the Ukrainian Carpathians at the beginning of the 20th century. It highlights the great passions of ordinary people, against the backdrop of the destiny of a territory martyred by successive wars and dominations.

In a remarkable style, masterfully interweaving narrative threads, Maria Matios delivers a tale, often cruel, where brothers kill each other over meager plots of land, where reckless women defy, without always challenging, the law of men who are sometimes virtuous and courageous, sometimes cowardly and powerless, and where witchcraft seems to wield real power.

Ukraine Book of the Year Award 2007
The author

An eminent figure in Ukrainian literature and a public figure, Maria Matios is one of the most prolific Ukrainian authors and is considered one of the hundred most influential women in Ukraine.
Her works have been acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, and have been translated into a variety of languages, including English, Polish, Belarusian, Serbian, Romanian, Croatian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese. She has won numerous literary awards, including Book of the Year on three occasions and Coronation of the Word, as well as the prestigious Taras-Chevchenko National Prize in 2005, the Ukrainian state’s highest literary honor.

Strong points

Discover an award-winning book.

Hardly Ever Otherwise won Book of the Year and Coronation of the Word, two of Ukraine’s most prestigious literary awards.

Read a topical book.

The book highlights the persistence of conflict and human suffering in Ukraine through the ages. In 2024, it’s still no different...

May 7, 2024
Novel
184 pages
140 × 205 mm
19,90 €
9791094936320
979-1-0949-3632-0
Translated from the Ukrainian by Nikol Dziub

“Fiction Europe” collection