An Icy Day in August
Jovan Demetrius MihailovicISBN: 1401085555;
Book DescriptionThe epidemic of the "Black Plague" in the fourteenth century, the most devastating one ever known to history, took Europe by surprise, though it should had been expected due to the slow but steady migration of black rats from the Far East. Indeed, nothing could have stopped it. Not outcries for mercy, not prayers or curses, not love or hatred, not justice or prejudice, not saints or angels, not holy relics, not divinities invented by man or handed down by unknown cosmic forces. Yetthe time of relief was painfully short. In the colorful and amazing city of Lausanne, situated on the north shore of deep and peaceful Lake Leman, the plague makes a dreadful comeback only two years later, as experienced by a gallery of unique characters (some registered by historians in the so-called "Strasbourg Chronicles"), characters in many ways larger than life, but with one thing in common: they all suffer a growing sensation of cold that turns August into December-all of them...
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