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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 03/03/2016
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A vodka-soaked tragicomedy of bribes, backhanders and a certain ex-president of Russia going catastrophically awry. Former Russian president, Vladimir P, is going senile, marooned in a world of memories from his years in power. To get him out of the way, he has been exiled to his luxury dacha, where he is served by a coterie of bickering house staff. Only Sheremetev, the guileless nurse charged with Vladimir's round-the-clock care, is unaware that everyone else is busily using every means at their disposal to skim money from their employer's inexhaustible riches. But when the nurse suddenly needs to find cash for a bribe or see his nephew rot in jail, the dacha's chef lets him in on the secret world of 'commissions' going on all around him. Yet surely Sheremetev wouldn't think to steal from his ailing patient? And surely, in the upstanding modern Russia that Vladimir P created, no one would actually let him...

'Michael Honig has had a neat idea and executed it in a sharp, spare and entertaining way.. savour the quips, enjoy the show' – The Independent

"Undeniably relevant" - The Financial Times

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781782398066
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 506 g
Dimensions: 216 x 157 x 30 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Sharp, spare, entertaining... Savour the quips and enjoy the show -- Mary Dejevsky * Independent *
Amid its screwball rage this very funny book is also an unexpectedly touching one -- AD Miller * Spectator *
A scathing satire... The Senility of Vladimir P is a clear attack on the corruption and greed of Putin's Russia and a sharp reminder of how authoritarian rule can infect a generation -- Lucy Popescu * Independent *
Blackly comic... A novel about an innocent who learns too late that when a country goes to the dogs, so, all too often, do its people * Daily Mail *
An exciting tale of how even the best men can face temptation * Irish Examiner *
A story worth telling. Many of the events described are happening now and often not very far away * Guardian *

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Diana O. at Aylesbury

“Hilarious”

This book will brighten your day for sure. I was laughing out loud every three pages. The humour, exquisite writing and original, yet thought-provoking plot will leave you hooked from start to finish. A must have for... More

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
14th October 2017
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“A Highly Enjoyable Read”

Full disclosure: I did receive a free copy of this book from the publisher at my request. As someone who does not read much satire, I still loved this book. Unlike most works of the genre, it has a cohesive and fairly... More

Paperback edition
3rd April 2017
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