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This is an auction for A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH by Andrey Kurkov.

"Kurkov's eye for the absurdities of Ukrainian life is as sharp as ever."
- Sunday Telegraph (UK)

"A perfectly balanced read."
- Scotland on Sunday

"A brilliant black comedy."
- Evening Standard (UK)

"Excellent... Blackly comic. Remarkable."
- New York Times

"Kurkov conjures up both Gogol and Dostoevsky... Genuinely original."
- The Scotsman review:

"This surreal tale of a lonely man trying to find a way to occupy his time after his wife leaves him is filled with dark humor and characters so apathetic that they cease to be depressing and events are familiar to them. But the become enjoyable. Readers of Kurkov's 'Death and the Penguin' and its sequel, 'Penguin Lost', will find that some of the situations, characters, and use of first-person narration and the hints of insanity in the protagonist are more than enough to set this apart from the author's other works. If you're looking for light-hearted fluff, stay away. Otherwise, read this. It's worth it."

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Andrey Kurkov was born in St Petersburg in 1961. Having graduated from the Kiev Foreign Languages Institute, he worked for some time as a journalist, did his military service as a prison warder in Odessa, then became a film cameraman, writer of screenplays and author of critically acclaimed and popular novels, including the cult bestseller 'Death and the Penguin'.

Hardback 2005.

111 pages.

New condition.

The cost of shipping is $3.95.

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

Payment within seven days, please.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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