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If you want something a little bit different, a little bit zany, dark, comic and absurd, then this is for you. At its core is the search for Misha the penguin, sadly abandoned in Death and the Penguin and although completely different, this has a feel of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels about it, only it’s the Russian mafia that our hero must confront.
Penguin Lost by Andrey Kurkov
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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ReviewsDelicious - when Viktor finally finds Misha it is as if Woody Allen had gone to meet Kurtz Spectator There is more magic in his realism than in a library of witches and wizards Scotland on Sunday Rich, authentic and entertaining New Statesman This grotesque post-Soviet world is tinged with Dostoevskian absurdity Independent Death and the Penguin was praised for its brutal humour, tender humanity and all-out guts. Penguin Lost is a sequel equally superlative and twice as readable Ink
About the Author
Publication date3rd March 2005
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CategoriesCrime & mystery
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Fiction in translation
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