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When last we saw Viktor, in the final pages of Death and the Penguin, he was taking his seat aboard the Expedition to Antarctica plane, fearing for his life. Meanwhile, Penguin Misha was left abandoned in a clinic recovering from a heart transplant. Now, in Penguin Lost, we join Viktor for his brief stay in and escape from Antarctica to discover that, characteristically, he has fallen on his feet. Visiting, on his return to Kiev, Penguinologist Pidpaly's grave, Viktor mistakes an elusive child in white shirt and black shorts for Misha on funeral duty. He is first interrogated and then befriended by a Mafia boss who, while burying his contract-killed son-in-law, is also running for election as People's Deputy. Viktor helps in his campaign, and is rewarded with introductions to those able to further his desperate search for Misha, said to be in the zoo of the murderous Chechen Khachayev. For Viktor, it is both a quest and an odyssey of atonement; for the reader, an experience as rich, topical and black-humouredly illuminating as Death and the Penguin.

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Praise For The Penguins

"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"

"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" (of London)

Praise For Kurkov's Penguin books

"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"

"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" (of London)

"Anyone who gave themselves the pleasure of reading "Death and the Penguin "should certainly treat themselves to this sequel. And if you missed it, never mind, read this one anyway: it's delicious."
--"The Spectator"

"There is more magic in his realism than in a library of witches and wizards."
"--Scotland on Sunday"

"Rich, authentic, and entertaining."
"--The New Statesman
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Praise for Kurkov's "Death and the Penguin""
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"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"

"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)

"Kurkov writes short, sly, page-turners that specialize in what we might call absurdist noir."
John Powers, NPR'sFresh Air
Anyone who gave themselves the pleasure of reading Death and the Penguin should certainly treat themselves to this sequel. And if you missed it, never mind, read this one anyway: it s delicious.
The Spectator

There is more magic in his realism than in a library of witches and wizards.
Scotland on Sunday
Rich, authentic, and entertaining.
The New Statesman

Praise for Kurkov's Death and the Penguin


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
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)"

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'A darkly comic and offbeat journey. P-p-p-pick it up!' - Scotsman

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