Death and the Penguin

A BBC Two Between the Covers Pick

«The deadpan tone works perfectly and it will be a hard-hearted reader who is not touched by Viktor's relationship with his unusual pet»

The Times

In today's Ukraine, all that stands between one man and murder by the mafia is a penguin. Les mer

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In today's Ukraine, all that stands between one man and murder by the mafia is a penguin.

Detaljer

Forlag
The Harvill Press
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
240
ISBN
9781860469459
Utgivelsesår
2002
Format
200 x 13 cm
Priser
Short-listed for Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2002.

Om forfatteren

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 film cameraman, writer of screenplays and author of critically acclaimed and popular novels, including the cult bestseller Death and the Penguin.

Anmeldelser

«The deadpan tone works perfectly and it will be a hard-hearted reader who is not touched by Viktor's relationship with his unusual pet»

The Times

«A chilling black comedy»

Guardian

«A striking portrait of post-Soviet isolation... In this bleak moral landscape Kurkov manages to find ample refuge for his dark humour»

New York Times

«A minor tragi-comic masterpiece»

Daily Telegraph

«A brilliant satirical take on life in modern-day Kiev. Watch out, though, as Kurkov's writing style is highly addictive»

Punch

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