The Winter Station

The Winter Station

A Novel

Book - 2018
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Named a Must-Read Book by the NY Post

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.

Baker & Taylor
An aristocratic Russian doctor stationed in the railway outpost city of Kharbin in Manchuria races to contain a deadly plague before it spreads to the rest of the world.

Baker
& Taylor

An aristocratic Russian doctor stationed in a Manchurian outpost races to contain a deadly plague before it spreads to the rest of the world. By the best-selling author of The Fig Eater. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316385343
Branch Call Number: FIC Shiel
Characteristics: 339 pages : map ; 25 cm

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JessicaGma Apr 04, 2018

This is an interesting novel where disease appears in the remote town in Russia in 1910. Based on true events, it really reminded me of Camus' La Peste, making this a sort of pensive, taught novel where the characters have to react to extreme circumstances. A good historical read.

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