In Voroshilovgrad, the Presbyter gave Herman a book called The Development and Decline of Jazz in the Donetsk Region. Olga expressed some degree of surprise that they played jazz there at all, and Herman didn't seem to have been aware of it either.

Is there actually a jazz scene there? Also, is this a real book?

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In Ukrainian it is "Історія і занепад джазу у Донецькому басейні". When googling this, you can find only two relevant texts (both in Ukrainian). I understand that it is Zhadan's own way to praise this jazz theme. That is, there is no such book really.

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