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  • Published: 17 November 2016
  • ISBN: 9781448163588
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Penguin Lost




'A darkly comic and offbeat journey. P-p-p-pick it up!' - Scotsman

Viktor – last seen in Death and the Penguin fleeing Mafia vengeance on an Antarctica-bound flight booked for Penguin Misha – seizes a heaven-sent opportunity to return to Kiev with a new identity. Clear now as to the enormity of abandoning Misha, then convalescent from a heart-transplant, Viktor determines to make amends. Viktor falls in with a Mafia boss who engages him to help in his election campaign, then introduces him to men who might further his search for Misha, said to be in a private zoo in Chechnya.

What ensues is for Viktor both a quest and an odyssey of atonement, and, for the reader, an experience as rich, topical and illuminating as Death and the Penguin.

  • Pub date: 17 November 2016
  • ISBN: 9781448163588
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Andrey Kurkov

Andrey Kurkov was born in St Petersburg in 1961. Having graduated from the Kiev Foreign Languages Institute, he worked for some time as a journalist, did his military service as a prison warder in Odessa, then became a writer of screenplays and author of critically acclaimed and popular novels, including the bestselling Death and the Penguin. Kurkov has long been a respected commentator on Ukraine for the world’s media, notably in the UK, France, Germany and the States.

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Praise for Penguin Lost

“Delicious – when Viktor finally finds Misha it is as if Woody Allen had gone to meet Kurtz”

Spectator

“There is more magic in his realism than in a library of witches and wizards”

Scotland on Sunday

“Rich, authentic and entertaining”

New Statesman

“This grotesque post-Soviet world is tinged with Dostoevskian absurdity”

Independent

“Death and the Penguin was praised for its brutal humour, tender humanity and all-out guts. Penguin Lost is a sequel equally superlative and twice as readable”

Ink


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