Four best friends, young, talented and ambitious try to find their own way
in a reality where people can’t speak and even think freely.
Laura Danco is a young talented designer who returns to the city after
studying and working in the UK. Friends tell Laura about new
controlling institution, the Department of Censorship. All media
sources are under control, government opposition is destroyed
completely, minorities are under threat. Everyone who resists is
Laura tries to live an ordinary life of every young
person in a big city–friends, relationships, travels,
parties…Everything is changing when a reputable design company
employs her as an assistant to a dangerously attractive, scandalous
architect and designer, Daniel Polanskiy, whose ambitious and
outstanding projects don’t comply with the government views and its
dictated taste. Daniel’s colleagues believe he is insane, the press
calls him “Russian Gaudi”, the Department of Censorship
watches his every movement.
The situation becomes even more
complicated, when Laura meets her Uni-mate from the UK, Mark Evans.
Completely lost between two absolutely different
characters–friendly, amiable Mark and sophisticated, bad-tempered,
but ingenious Daniel–she struggles to whom to give her heart.
The future looks bleak for Laura, as the company gets into trouble, when
the Tax Office conducts a detailed financial audit, the Department
gives Daniel the final warning, and one of Laura’s friends is killed
by his boyfriend. The plot leads characters through many
challenges–from love to betrayal, from revenge to a murder. The
story which starts like a comedy is turning into a tragedy. Will
friends find their way to follow?
L. Salt is an emerging, multi-genre writer from the UK. She studied
History of World Culture and did Master’s Degree in Art Expertise
at the St. Petersburg University of Culture and Arts.
She was born in Belarus and has lived for many years in Ukraine and
Russia, then finally settled down in the North of England, where she
currently lives with her husband. L’s interest in writing dates
back to her teenage years. Apart from creative writing, she has a
passion for travelling, arts, history, and foreign languages.
Her debut novella “His Personal Reich” was release on April, 26 by
Crazy Ink Publication. Her novel “The Ways We Follow”, a
futuristic urban drama inspired by the glorious city of St.
Petersburg, where the author has lived for almost ten years, was
released on May, 25 by Wild Dreams Publishing. Her short stories
appeared in different anthologies.
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