The Secret History of Moscow

by Ekaterina Sedia

Rating: 3     13 Votes

Tags: Set in RUSSIA Female author

The Secret History of Moscow

Just released from a mental hospital, Galina, a young translator and recovering schizophrenic, doesn't quite believe her eyes when her pregnant sister abruptly gives birth and changes into a fleeing jackdaw. Yet others across the city witness similar transformations, including Yakov, a neighborhood detective assigned to investigate a disturbing epidemic of missing-person cases. When street artist Fyodor stumbles on a surprising clue to the avian mystery, Galina and Yakov follow him through a magic portal visible only in window reflections and into an underground world of forgotten misfits and mythical creatures.

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Challenge: Read Around Europe Challenge
Country: Russia flag Russia
Language: EN
Genre: Fantasy Mystery
Recommended: 09 Apr 2022

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