After the events of The Revolution of Marina M., young Marina Makarova is pregnant and on her own, forced to eke out an existence in the Russian countryside and plotting her escape back to Petrograd.
When a train comes to town bearing none other than her estranged husband Genya–now a minor celebrity–and his ragtag agitprop troupe, Marina sees her way out.
But on her return to Petrograd, she finds the city not as she remembered it. Ravaged by two years of revolution, it is a lawless place of brigands and orphans, and Marina must take desperate measures to protect herself and her child.
From the beloved bestselling author of White Oleander, CHIMES OF A LOST CATHEDRAL is the sweeping, bold, and unforgettable story of a young woman’s finding her strength and forging her own path amidst some of the most dramatic and devastating upheavals of the last century.