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The Milkman in the Night

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The Milkman in the Night Synopsis

'Good-hearted and brutal at the same time, The Milkman in the Night is a complex, unsettling mixture of bleakness and warmth' Sunday Times Read this eccentric epic from the author of cult classic Death and the Penguin Semyon is disturbed. He has woken up in the living room with blood on his shirt, an angry wife and no idea where he was the night before. When this happens several mornings in a row, he realises he needs to investigate. After his friend Volodka follows him one night, they discover he's meeting a tall, blonde woman and accompanying her to her apartment. In the daytime he doesn't know this woman or where her apartment is and, odder yet, someone is watching Volodka watching Semyon. Meanwhile, there are some strange goings-on in Kyiv - an unemployed sniffer-dog handler makes a dangerous discovery, a single mother is providing breast milk for an unusual recipient and a vengeful cat is on the loose...

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780099548867
Publication date: 2nd August 2012
Author: Andrey Kurkov
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Genres: Modern and Contemporary Fiction
Satirical fiction and parodies
Narrative theme: Politics
Political / Legal Thrillers
Magical realism
Translated Fiction