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The Winter Station

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"In The Winter Station, Shields imagines a new season, one vibrant with intrigue, longing, and history... This book bears a distinct pulse; its beats are tender, evocative, and full of mystery." - Affinity Konar

"The Winter Station is a novel set in Russia that to its great credit reads like a Russian novel. Set early in the 20th Century, it is a story of courage, love, resilience, loyalty during a season of absolute terror. Jody Shields is a fearless writer, with the integrity of a worthy creator, and this novel won't be easily forgotten." - Daniel Woodrell


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January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Winter Station
Author(s): Jody Shields
ISBN: 0-316-38534-4 / 978-0-316-38534-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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December 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Winter Station
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ISBN: 0-316-38533-6 / 978-0-316-38533-6 (USA edition)
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January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Winter Station
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ISBN: 1-5491-4016-7 / 978-1-5491-4016-7 (USA edition)
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January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Winter Station: Library Edition
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