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Death and the Penguin Paperback – 27 Feb. 2002

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A tragicomic masterpiece ― Daily Telegraph

The deadpan tone works perfectly and it will be a hard-hearted reader who is not touched by Viktor's relationship with his unusual pet ―
The Times

A black comedy of rare dinstinction and the penguin is an invention of genius ―

A chilling black comedy ―

A striking portrait of post-Soviet isolation... In this bleak moral landscape Kurkov manages to find ample refuge for his dark humour ―
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Andrei Kurkov's Death & the Penguin has become both a media critical success and a word-of-mouth favourite. If you like Haruki Murakami, readers say, you will love Andrei Kurkov. It is an immensely enjoyable black comedy as well as a very direct satire on contemporary Ukraine.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage; New Ed edition (27 Feb. 2002)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1860469450
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1860469459
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13 x 1.12 x 19.69 cm
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