Olelsiy Chupa presented his dystopian novel "Aquarium" in Uzhgorod (PHOTOS)
"My name is Oles Shenkolyuk. I am fifty-six years old. I am not going to greet you, to wish you a good day, morning or evening. I hate you, wherever you are, whatever you do and wherever you live. I hate you already for listening to and understanding this because that means that you belong to the kind of animals who call themselves human beings" - so begins the dystopian novel "Aquarium" by Oleksiy Chupa - a modern Ukrainian
writer who had to leave the Donbass in 2014, after several months of occupation. He presented his new book in Uzhgorod, in the reading room of the Transcarpathian Regional Library.
"Once my wife said, "Let's buy an aquarium and fish. And then, during the occupation, before my departure from the danger area, she asked to take them to neighbors so that they would not die in the empty room. Then, I recall, I could die because of fish," - the author says.
He says about his new book: "A person who falls under the influence of absolute power turns into a primitive animal. A person in power has no morals. For them. power is just an end in and of itself. But, despite this, I hope that not all people having power become like that."
In the new book "Aquarium," the author tried to put himself in the place of Viktor Yanukovich and Alexander Lukashenko. In the book, he tries to answer the question: "What can the absolute power give to a man and how to keep it?" The author emphasizes that he has never had any illusions about the good qualities of the former president of Ukraine - Yanukovych. However, answering the question, he tried to show the phenomenon from multiple angles.
By the way, the author has already published four books of the seven that he has written. He always tries to look for new approaches, because he does not want to repeat himself. He stresses that he writes only the kind of books which he would want to read himself. Presenting his "Aquarium", Oleksiy Chupa also announces his new book, which will be published in the spring.