By Andrey Kurkov
In the generally hailed prequel to Penguin Lost, aspiring author Viktor Zolotaryov leads a down-and-out existence in poverty-and-violence-wracked Kiev—he’s out of labor and his simply pal is a penguin, Misha, that he rescued while the neighborhood zoo all started eliminating animals. much more nerve-wracking: an area mobster has taken a shine to Misha and needs to maintain borrowing him for events.
But Viktor thinks he’s eventually stuck a holiday whilst he lands a well-paying task on the Kiev newspaper writing “living obituaries” of neighborhood dignitaries—articles to be filed to be used while the time comes.
The purely factor is, it sort of feels the time consistently comes once Viktor writes the thing. Slowly knowing that his personal existence could be in jeopardy, Viktor additionally realizes that the one factor that may be maintaining him alive is his penguin.
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Death and the Penguin (Melville International Crime) by Andrey Kurkov