The Secret History of Moscow

The Secret History of Moscow

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by Ekaterina Sedia
     
 

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Every city contains secret places. Moscow in the tumultuous 1990s is no different, its citizens seeking safety in a world below the streets -- a dark, cavernous world of magic, weeping trees, and albino jackdaws, where exiled pagan deities and faery-tale creatures whisper strange tales to those who would listen. Galina is a young woman caught, like her contemporaries,…  See more details below

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Every city contains secret places. Moscow in the tumultuous 1990s is no different, its citizens seeking safety in a world below the streets -- a dark, cavernous world of magic, weeping trees, and albino jackdaws, where exiled pagan deities and faery-tale creatures whisper strange tales to those who would listen. Galina is a young woman caught, like her contemporaries, in the seeming lawlessness of the new Russia.

In the midst of this chaos, her sister Maria turns into a jackdaw and flies away -- prompting Galina to join Yakov, a policeman investigating a rash of recent disappearances. Their search will take them to the underground realm of hidden truths and archetypes, to find themselves caught between reality and myth, past and present, honor and betrayal ... the secret history of Moscow.

"A lovely, disconcerting book that does for Moscow what I hope my own Neverwhere may have done to London."--Neil Gaiman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011998317
Publisher:
Prime Books
Publication date:
12/17/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
564,245
File size:
382 KB

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