The Winter Station

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Author(s): Jody Shields
Original Publish Date: Jan 30, 2018
Product Number: EB00704735
Released: Jan 30, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780316269681
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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.

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Author(s): Jody Shields
Narrator(s): Simon Vance
Product Number DD35060
Released: Jan 30, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549140167
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Author(s): Jody Shields
Narrator(s): Simon Vance
Product Number Z100128880
Released: Jan 30, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781549140143

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