"I was born of cold copulation, white-fleshed and waxy like a crust of fat on beef broth left outside in winter. I was born of seed that would have seized with frost if spilled on the newlyweds' bed. I was born on the twenty-seventh of September because in the month of January my parents had been sealed in a wedding chamber made of ice."
The Age of Ice by J.M. Sidorova (Scribner- Pub. date of July 23, 2013)"An epic debut novel, boldly imagined, beautifully written, and infused with Russian history and scientific wonder... a bold and romantic work of historical imagination about a lovelorn eighteenth-century Russian noble cursed with an immunity to the cold."
"This novel screams "Sweeping Russian Storytelling" at its best! Thank you to Scribner (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) for sending this my way! I can't wait to sink my teeth into this story!