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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
- Publication Date: 04/12/2018
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780316385336
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