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Publisher Description

A masterful tale set in post-Soviet Kiev that's both darkly-funny and ominous...

In the widely hailed 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.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2011
June 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Melville House
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Drzan ,

Fun

Charming and Dark. This story keeps you curious to the last minute. Misha and Victor make a fine pair.

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