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Deathless(Leningrad Diptych 1)

by Catherynne M. Valente
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A glorious retelling of the Russian folktale Marya Morevna and Koschei the Deathless, set in a mysterious version of St. Petersburg during the first half of the 20th century. A handsome young man arrives in St Petersburg at the house of Marya Morevna. He is Koschei, the Tsar of Life, and he is Maryas fate. For years she follows him in love and in war, and bears the scars.