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This is an auction for VARIOUS PETS ALIVE AND DEAD by Marina Lewycka.

"Wonderfully funny ... a dizzy, eye-watering treat."
- The Independent

"Various Pets Alive me laugh at least once in every chapter... The warmth of its tone, its zest, its blend of quirky, humane comedy and intellectual seriousness make this a novel to treasure."
- The New Statesman

"Never has reading about something serious been quite so much fun."
- The Economist

"An astute and hilarious take on modern values."
- Metro magazine (UK)

"Marina Lewycka's latest novel is wonderfully funny, with moments of pure farce, in the best tradition of social satire ... this inventive and witty book fizzes along from beginning to end."
- Daily Express

"A charming, beautifully observed novel."
- The Independent on Sunday

Amazon.com review:

"Various Pets Alive and Dead is the wonderfully funny fourth novel from Marina Lewycka, author of the bestselling A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian. For twenty years Doro and Marcus lived in a commune, convinced lentils and free love would change the world. They didn't. What they did do was give their children a terror of radicalism, dirt, cooking rotas and poverty. Their daughter Clara wants nothing less conformist than her own, clean bathroom. Their son Serge hides the awkward fact that he's a banker earning loadsamoney. So when Doro and Marcus spring a surprise on their kids - just as the world is rocked in ways they always wished for - the family is forced to confront some thorny truths about themselves . . ."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 2012.

366 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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