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The Secret History of Moscow - Ekaterina Sedia
The Secret History of Moscow
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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 faerytale creatures whisper strange tales to those who... show more
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 faerytale 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780809572236 (0809572230)
Publisher: Prime Books
Pages no: 303
Edition language: English
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Boston Bibliophile
Boston Bibliophile rated it
3.0 The Secret History of Moscow
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Kimber Frantz
Kimber Frantz rated it
5.0 The Secret History of Moscow
The Secret History of Moscow was one of my favorite reads this year. After reading it, I immediately read Moscow But Dreaming, a collection of short stories mixing dark fantasy, magical realism, Russian folklore and bleak, modern day Moscow with real world issues, another favorite of the year. These...
Xdyj's books
Xdyj's books rated it
4.0
Somewhat like Neverwhere in Moscow but more tragic & is populated by creatures in Russian folk tales as well as victims of all sorts of atrocities throughout Russian history. Certain parts can be a bit slow, but some parts like Oksana's story and the tragic ending are quite good imo.
ambyr
ambyr rated it
4.0 The Secret History of Moscow
This is the book that I wanted Deathless to be. It has just the right mix of magic and mundane, of achingly familiar and convincingly alien. And I love the way the character react to learning about the secret, hidden world: not with fear, not with joy, but with resignation. Of course there's another...
Wag The Fox
Wag The Fox rated it
3.0 The Secret History of Moscow (Mass Market)
After hearing a heap of praise for her novel The Alchemy of Stone, as well as an anthology she edited, Running with the Pack, I decided I should keep an eye out for Sedia's name on the spines of books. So when I had the opportunity to snag a copy of the new paperback release of The Secret History of...
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