Until tires burned on the Maidan, Ukraine was a blank spot on the map on the margin of Europe. The Maidan as a symbol and the location of month-long civil protests marks a new era which this book’s authors capture in words and images. In 2012-2013 photographer Miron Zownir and Ukrainian writer and translator Kateryna Mishchenko visited the Ukraine to explore everyday life there. Zownir photographed drug addicts from Poltava, homeless people at Kiev’s main station, street children in Odessa and Chernivtsi and the inhabitants of several Roma camps. Mishchenko’s sensitive texts and Zownir’s close-up images document the profound fault lines in Ukrainian society, in which the harbingers of revolution can already be felt.