Alone in her native St Petersburg, Maria Glover sends an urgent summons to London and New York. Her son and daughter arrive too late to see her, but the end of their mother's life marks the beginning of their own story: one of secrets, strangers, and the ultimate retelling of everything they thought they knew. `Docx knows that what we want most from a novel are stories into which we can sink our teeth and our hearts. His ability to evoke the atmosphere of a city is almost Dickensian' Guardian `Full of insight: on the ...

Self Help 2008, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330447614

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Mass-market paperback

Self Help 2007, Picador USA, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780330438353