The taut psychological thriller The Lost Button explores evergreen concepts of love, devotion and betrayal and emphasizes the idea that whenever and wherever one lives, a tiny detail like a lost button has the power to set off a chain of events that would lead to either one’s greatest happiness or one’s greatest tragedy. It is about not looking back, but always valuing what you have – today and forever.
The Lost Button received first place in the Coronation of the Word competition in 2005 and subsequently was made into a feature film.
About Irene Rozdobudko:
Called “The Lady Detective of Ukrainian literature” by the media for her splendid earlier detective books, Irene Rozdobudko has recently burst into book market with a dozen award winning titles ranging from a light absurd comedy to a heavy psychological thriller and quickly claimed her rightful place among masters of modern literature in her native Ukraine. A graduate of Kyiv National University in journalism, Irene started small, from modest occasional jobs. Her talent for the written word eventually came into fruition when she landed a gig right up her professional alley in one of Kyiv’s major newspapers. At the present time Rozdobudko is an editor-in-chief of a competitive modern magazine. Irene’s artistic brilliance won the author a national price in literature “Coronation of the Word” three times. Irene points very skilfully those aspects of human nature that drive decisions and give direction to a person’s life, as well as other people’s destiny. Her cinematographic vision of action and psychologically complicated, delicately worked out characters who have firsthand knowledge of life’s irony and wisdom make her novels perfect for the big screen adaptation as well as for the honourable place on a book shelf of a top quality modern literature devotee.