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Book Title: The President's Last Love|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 991 KB
v The author of the book: Andrey Kurkov
Edition: Harvill Secker
Date of issue: September 6th 2007
ISBN 13: 9781843432579
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Read full description of the books The President's Last Love:Description: A major new novel from the author of Death and the Penguin.
Moscow, January 2013. Bunin, the Ukrainian President, has joined other heads of state in an open air swimming pool, to celebrate the Fourth Centenary of the Romanov Dynasty. Treading water, and drinking vodka with Putin, he's on top of his game and in fine health. Yet two years later Bunin undergoes a heart transplant, with very serious repercussions... Rewind to the early '90s; the Soviet Union has crumbled and in the midst of a new independent Ukraine struggling to find its feet, a young Sergey Pavlovich Bunin is on the make. Casting aside a career as a catering manager he enters the political fray and begins the long and precarious journey to the top, at the same time looking after his impoverished mother and enfeebled brother.
Spanning forty years, The President's Last Love is Kurkov's most ambitious work to date, and delivers an intricately woven and often hilarious political satire on life before and after the Iron Curtain. A colossus of a novel concerning love, power, corruption, lies and potatoes.
The blurb from the Guardian on the back cover states 'Worryingly prophetic". With that in mind, readers must not expect the exact land-grabbing action which actually occurred during the illegal annexation of the Crimea.
This is a choppy ride with three time lines that are hard to keep pegged because the chapters are so short - it can make you dizzy. In some aspects Kurkov's dark satiric novel can still be seen as rewarding to those wanting the insider's view of just what has occured since publication.
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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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