It is a sweltering August in Aberystwyth. A man wearing a Soviet museum curator's uniform walks into Louie Knight's office and spins a wild and impossible tale of love, death, madness and betrayal.
Sure, Louie had heard about Hughesovka, the legendary replica of Aberystwyth built in the Ukraine by some crazy nineteenth-century czar.
But he hadn't believed that it really existed until he met Uncle Vanya.
Now the old man's story catapults him into the neon-drenched wilderness of Aberystwyth Prom in search of a girl who mysteriously disappeared thirty years ago.
Soon Louie finds his fate depending on two most unlikely talismans - -a ticket to Hughesovka and a Russian cosmonaut's sock.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 05/04/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408801024