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Love Life

Love Life

Oksana Lutsyshyna

Translated by Nina Murray

ISBN 9780674297159

Publication date: 07/09/2024

Love Life, the second novel by the award-winning Ukrainian writer and poet Oksana Lutsyshyna, follows Yora, an immigrant to the United States from Ukraine. A delicate soul who is finely attuned to the nuances of human relations, Yora becomes enmeshed with Sebastian, a seductive acquaintance who suggests that they share a deep bond. But the relationship ends, sending her into a period of despair and grief. Full of mystic allusions, Love Life is a fascinating story of self-discovery amidst the complexities of adapting to a new life.


  • Oksana Lutsyshyna is a Ukrainian novelist and poet, as well as Assistant Professor of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She has been awarded the Lviv City of Literature UNESCO Prize (2020) and the Taras Shevchenko National Prize in literature (2021).
  • Nina Murray is a poet and an award-winning translator of Ukrainian literature, including works by Oksana Zabuzhko, Oksana Lutsyshyna, Serhiy Zhadan, and Lesia Ukrainka. She is the author of several poetry collections and a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service.
  • Marko Pavlyshyn is Professor Emeritus of Ukrainian Studies at the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies at Monash University, Australia.

Book Details

  • 300 pages
  • 5 x 8 inches
  • Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
  • Introduction by Marko Pavlyshyn