Death and the Penguin

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Death and the Penguin

Format:  Paperback,

227 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Jun 2011

ISBN-13: 9781935554554

ISBN-10: 1935554557

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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.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Jun 2011
ISBN-13: 9781935554554
ISBN-10: 1935554557
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 227
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.25 x 0.75

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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.

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