Two tales of a city. The historical race to “discover” one of the world’s most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend.
There are redwoods in California that were ancient by the time Columbus first landed, and pines still alive that germinated around the time humans invented writing.
From the acclaimed author of Purge (“a stirring and
humane work of art” —The New Republic) comes a
riveting, chillingly relevant new novel of occupation, resistance,
and collaboration in Eastern Europe.
1941. In Communist-ruled, war-ravaged Estonia, two men are fleeing from the Red Army—Roland, a fiercely principled freedom fighter, and his slippery cousin Edgar.