Penguin Lost

Author(s): Andrey Kurkov

Fiction

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.

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Andrey Kurkov, born in St Petersburg in 1961, now lives in Kiev. Having graduated from the Kiev Foreign Languages Institute, he worked for some time as a journalist, did his military service as a prison warder at Odessa, then became a film cameraman, writer of screenplays and author of critically acclaimed and popular novels.

General Fields

  • : 9780099461692
  • : Vintage
  • : Vintage
  • : March 2005
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 14mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Andrey Kurkov
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 891.7344
  • : 256
  • : Modern fiction