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Death and the Penguin: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)
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Death and the Penguin: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages
Published: 28/04/2022
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A touchstone of Ukrainian literature, Kurkov’s chilling, tragicomic tour de force about a writer of obituaries and his pet penguin moves through post-Soviet moral chaos on the wings of pitch-black comedy, whilst giving a birds-eye view of the visceral tragedy at its heart.

Waterstones Exclusive Edition with a new introduction by Andrey Kurkov - A Standard Edition is available here

£10 per copy sold donated to Oxfam's Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

All that stands between one man and murder by the mafia is a penguin.

Viktor is an aspiring writer in Ukraine with only Misha, his pet penguin, for company. Although he would prefer to write short stories, he earns a living composing obituaries for a newspaper. He longs to see his work published, yet the subjects of his obituaries continue to cling to life. But when he opens the newspaper to see his work in print for the first time, his pride swiftly turns to terror. He and Misha have been drawn into a trap from which there appears to be no escape.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784878283
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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“Not for everyone”

Suitably idiosyncratic, for the title and the blurb.

This is not a book that'll make you laugh, but an enjoyable tale nevertheless. Having read quite a bit of Doestoyovsky I can see that it is definitely in the... More

Paperback edition
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“Misha Ricks!”

Well it started well, got a bit boring in the middle, scary just before the end and then ended with huh not happy. What else could you say about a book that has you googling 'Can penguins digest fruit?' And... More

Paperback edition
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“Death and the Penguin”

****Spoiler****This book stared out very well and interesting. Sadly, as the story goes on, it gets more and more bizzar. I wonder if that is a Ukrainian thing or just an author thing. It tells the story of a man who... More

Paperback edition
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