Davis Center Reads: Lucky Breaks

Book Talk
Event Format

Yevgenia Belorusets's short story collection, Lucky Breaks, translated into English by Eugene Ostashevsky, tells the stories of Ukrainian women from the Donbass region, fleeing war and ruin. Described in the New Yorker as "ethnographic in perspective but Gogolian in register," Lucky Breaks presents narratives that too often go untold and unnoticed: the stories of ordinary women living in extraordinary circumstances.

Yevgenia Belorusets will join Davis Center Outreach for a conversation about her collection, the power of stories in wartime, and the unusual narrative decisions she made in writing this book. The first ten registrants will receive a free copy of the book, which can also be purchased here.

This is the second of a three-part series that Davis Center Outreach is running this Spring, "Davis Center Reads," in which we will read and discuss books focused on Ukraine.


This event is cosponsored by the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute.


The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at 617-495-4037 or daviscenter@fas.harvard.edu in advance of your participation or visit. Requests for Sign Language interpreters and/or CART providers should be made at least two weeks in advance if possible. Please note that the Davis Center will make every effort to secure services but that services are subject to availability.