About the product «Garden» — a new novel by Marina Stepnova, author of the bestseller «Women of Lazarus» («Big Book» prize), the novels «The Surgeon», «Godless Lane» and the collection «Somewhere near Grosseto». Mid-19th century. The prince and princess Boryatinsky gives birth to a late and not expected child — a girl who literally breaks up a family that previously seemed ideal. Tusya from the very beginning is not like everyone else. Within the strict framework of a society full of conventions, when everyone first of all belongs to the family, and not to himself, she behaves like an absolutely — abnormally even — independent person. Itself makes decisions — when to be born and when to speak. How to behave, what to get carried away with, whom to love or hate. The story of how difficult it is to be a free person in an unfree world. «This is a novel that all grew out of Russian literature of the nineteenth century, but the era of decadence and the Silver Age seems to be on its heels, and modernity leaves marks in the margins.» (Elena Shubina).