Nickolai Cherginets, a famous Belarusian writer, spent three years at Afghanistan war; his novel «Sons» is a tale of the eyewitness.
A reader can share soldiers’ everyday life: battles, wounds, death and the short moments of rest. Meanwhile, somewhere far away there are people who live in constant anxiety for their sons who may either come home in zinc coffins, or be captured, or missing with no trace. Those parents may also meet the callousness of the officials, which can cause wounds even worse than bullets.
Showing the examples of heroism, courage, and sometimes even self-sacrifice of the Soviet soldiers Nickolai Cherginets states the ideas
of humanism and patriotism.
«Sons» is a great lesson of life for the modern younger generation.