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Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov

Death and the Penguin

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Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov
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Jun 07, 2011 | 240 Pages
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Praise for Death and The Penguin

“Death and the Penguin
 comes across as an almost perfect little novel … fast-paced and witty and on the side of the angels.” —John Powers, NPR’s Fresh Air

“Pathos and humor shine through to make this a black comedy of rare distinction, and the penguin is an invention of genius.” —The Spectator

“A striking portrait of post-Soviet isolation. . . . In this bleak moral landscape Kurkov manages to find ample refuge for his dark humor.” —The New York Times

“No summary can do justice to the strange appeal of this unusual, short book, which is at once a crime novel, a comic novel and a serious political satire on contemporary Ukraine.” —Anne Applebaum, The Wall Street Journal 
 

“Delicious… when Viktor finally finds Misha it is as if Woody Allen had gone to meet Kurtz.” —The Spectator

“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 (London)

“Misha, the most memorable character of his thriller Death and the Penguin, left web-footed prints all over my imagination” NPR

“I loved the f*ck out of it.” —Paul Constant, The Stranger

Death and the Penguin successfully balances the social awkwardness of Woody Allen, the absurd clashes of Jean-Luc Godard and the escalating paranoia of Franz Kafka.”
Vikas Turakias, The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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