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Death and the penguin

Author: Andreĭ Kurkov; George Bird
Publisher: London : Harvill, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the prequel to Penguin Lost, aspiring writer Viktor Zolotaryov leads a down-and-out life in poverty-and-violence-wracked Kiev--he's out of work and his only friend is a penguin, Misha, that he rescued when the local zoo started getting rid of animals. Even more nerve-wracking: a local mobster has taken a shine to Misha and wants to keep borrowing him for events. But Viktor thinks he's finally caught a break when  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kurkov, Andreĭ.
Death and the penguin.
London : Harvill, 2001
(OCoLC)646860233
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andreĭ Kurkov; George Bird
ISBN: 1860468357 9781860468353
OCLC Number: 45350513
Description: 192 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Smertʹ postoronnego.
Responsibility: Andrey Kurkov ; translated from the Russian by George Bird.
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In the prequel to Penguin Lost, aspiring writer Viktor Zolotaryov leads a down-and-out life in poverty-and-violence-wracked Kiev--he's out of work and his only friend is a penguin, Misha, that he rescued when the local zoo started getting rid of animals. Even more nerve-wracking: a local mobster has taken a shine to Misha and wants to keep borrowing him for events. But Viktor thinks he's finally caught a break when he lands a well-paying job at the Kiev newspaper writing "living obituaries" of local dignitaries--articles to be filed for use when the time comes. The only thing is, it seems the time always comes as soon as Viktor writes the article. Slowly understanding that his own life may be in jeopardy, Viktor also realizes that the only thing that might be keeping him alive is his penguin.

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