Jim Shepard, "The Zero Meter Diving Team"

Three brothers are at ground zero during the Chernobyl disaster.

(from Like You’d Understand, Anyway)

The drama surrounding the emotionally estranged brothers is well told, but I most enjoyed the description of the fear and bureaucracy that let the disaster become a disastrophe. Reminded me of the story of the Morro Castle, a little. Besides the funny parts, and the familial melodrama, this story seemed to be teetering on some other point but it lost me there. Sounds silly, but I think this could have been a lot more fun.

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