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Russian Booker prize nominee
The action in this novel takes place in a remote train station in the far reaches of Russia. It relates the life of the inhabitants who watch each night the passing of a train bound for some mysterious destination... A lot of comparisons have been made to try to capture the essence of this short novel – Kafkaesque, Beckett with trains, you get the picture. And whilst these may be true to a degree, it is only a small degree. Buida has his own voice and his own approach. Indeed, like all good writers he has subverted everything without once straying from a path which anyone...
A crime story set in fictionalized Moscow in 1622, The Fifth Kingdom is "an exciting, soul-searching, instructive, and amusing story in twelve chapters - according to the number of gates of the Heavenly City - featuring secret agents of the Kremlin, Scottish Guards, walking dead, foreign spies, enchanting women, hired assassins, alchemists, freethinkers,kings, monks, vampires, boyars, bastards, aeronauts, drunken witches, as well as one marble Venus and the Great Tree."