The Winter Station (Compact Disc)

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An aristocratic Russian doctor races to contain a deadly plague in an outpost city in Manchuria-before it spreads to the rest of the world.1910: people are mysteriously dying at an alarming rate in the Russian-ruled city of Kharbin, a major railway outpost in Northern China. Strangely, some of the dead bodies vanish before they can be identified.During a dangerously cold winter in a city gripped by fear, the Baron, a wealthy Russian aristocrat and the city's medical commissioner, is determined to stop this mysterious plague. Battling local customs, an occupying army, and a brutal epidemic with no name, the Baron is torn between duty and compassion, between Western medical science and respect for Chinese tradition. His allies include a French doctor, a black marketeer, and a charismatic Chinese dwarf. His greatest refuge is the intimacy he shares with his young Chinese wife-but she has secrets of her own.Based on a true story that has been lost to history, set during the last days of imperial Russia, The Winter Station is a richly textured and brilliant novel about mortality, fear, and love.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781549140167
ISBN-10: 1549140167
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Publication Date: January 30th, 2018
Language: English