About this book
A black satire on the fall of communism in the former Soviet Union, set in Kiev. "A minor tragi-comic masterpiece" "Daily Telegraph".
Viktor, with only his pet penguin for company, composes obituaries for the local newspaper, even though their subjects cling to life. When he sees his work in print for the first time, his pride turns to terror. He and Misha are drawn into a trap from which there appears to be no escape.