The Joker - A literary thriller by Elena Bruck


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Elena Bruck was born in Moscow, Russia, studied Medicine in Vienna, Austria, and is currently an assistant professor of  psychiatry at one of New York’s hospitals.  


She lives in the East Village together with her husband and two children.  

The Joker is a dramatic and chilling story of surviving a pandemic in today's New York City. 

Eva, a doctor, and Greg, an aspiring musician, weather the realities of young adulthood: reconciling the dreams and responsibilities of love, work and parenthood - until a deadly flu pandemic puts their humanity to test.  

Two psychiatrists, a musician, a healer, a crazy nanny and a little boy struggle for survival in a dark, hungry city full of death. Their choices are shaped by horror, love and fate.