Title: IVAN AND GREY WOLF
Ivan killed his mother. His father hates him. His brother beats him. He is Durochka, the Little Fool.
And then the firebird comes, stealing sculptures from his beloved mother’s garden.
His family won’t believe what he has seen, so Ivan, an autistic twenty-three-year-old, goes out alone seeking proof of the mysterious bird. He teams up with Grey Wolf, Keeper of the Ostyak Forest. When they discover the truth, everything they have ever believed about their world is turned upside down. They are thrust into the center of a conspiracy to bring down a foreign government, unsure of who to trust or what consequences their choices might hold.
The key to Ivan’s survival may lie with a spy crucial to the rebellion, a woman code-named Trojan Horse. A woman who has Ivan’s eyes. A woman who knows Ivan’s face. A woman callous enough to walk out on an autistic son.
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