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Andrey Kurkov reads from Death and the Penguin and Penguin Lost
02/24/2012 8:00 pm
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 at 8 PM
Reading and discussion with Andrey Kurkov and Christopher Boucher
Available for the first time to American readers, Death and the Penguin and its sequel Penguin Lost
are tours-de-force of international fiction unlike any suspense stories
in the United States, which is probably what makes Andrey Kurkov, a
former prison warden and screenwriter (among other things) a standout in
what the Daily Telegraph calls the "tragicomic masterpiece".
Join us for a late-evening discussion with Christopher Boucher, author of the surrealist novel How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive and Andrey Kurkov, as he reads from his hilarious, offbeat tales of the unusually strained relationship between a "living obituary" writer and his de-accessioned pet penguin as their lives fall into the hands of mobsters in post-Soviet Kiev.
Refreshments will be served.
Parking is available directly behind Back Pages Books in the Crescent Street Lot (no charge after 6:00 PM).