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Book Title: The Penguin Novels|
The author of the book: Andrey Kurkov
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 387 KB
Edition: Vintage Books
Date of issue: 2006
ISBN 13: 9780099507062
Read full description of the books The Penguin Novels:Viktor is an aspiring writer who lives alone, with only his pet penguin Misha for company. Although he would prefer to write short stories, he earns a living composing obituaries for a newspaper. He longs to see his work published, yet the subjects of his obituaries continue to cling to life. But when he opens the newspaper to find his work in print for the first time, his pride swiftly turns to terror. Viktor and Misha's ensuing adventures with the Mafia lead to their separation and Viktor is forced to embark on a dangerous quest to recover his lost pet.
Read information about the authorUkrainian writer writing in Russian. He was born in small town Budogoszcz in Leningrad area, Russia, but his family moved to Kyiv, Ukraine when he was young. In 1983 he graduated Kyiv Pedagogical Academy of Foreign Languages. Later he also completed a Japanese translation training. He started writing in age of six and he had a hobby of collecting cactuses - he collected nearly 1,500 of them. Ambitiously he wanted to learn their Latin names. Thanks to that he had learned such languages such as English, French, Japanease, Georgian and Polish.
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