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Moscow urban horror

In Darya Bobyleva’s second horror novel THE COURTYARD ON THE BRINK OF MIDNIGHT the author moves the plot from the countryside to an anonymous city courtyard somewhere in Moscow’s old town center – a space that is both open and separated from the outside world by a clear natural boundary. A bakery in the courtyard above, a river below, the garages in the middle and next to them a bird cemetery where the children bury pigeons, rats, hamsters and, with a bit of luck, even a cat. There is a dangerous balance between these neighborhoods, thanks to an all-female family of fortune tellers living in the corner house.

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