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Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel (nominee)
When last we saw Viktor, in the final pages of Death and the Penguin, he was taking his seat aboard the Expedition to Antarctica plane, fearing for his life. Meanwhile, Penguin Misha was left abandoned in a clinic recovering from a heart transplant. Now, in Penguin Lost, we join Viktor for his brief stay in and escape from Antarctica to discover that, characteristically, he has fallen on his feet. Visiting, on his return to Kiev, Penguinologist Pidpaly's grave, Viktor mistakes an elusive child in white shirt and black shorts for Misha on funeral duty. He is first interrogated and then befriended by a Mafia boss who, while burying his contract-killed son-in-law, is also running for election as People's Deputy. Viktor helps in his campaign, and is rewarded with introductions to those able to further his desperate search for Misha, said to be in the zoo of the murderous Chechen Khachayev. For Viktor, it is both a quest and an odyssey of atonement; for the reader, an experience as rich, topical and black-humouredly illuminating as Death and the Penguin.

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Paperback Editions

September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Penguin Lost (Melville International Crime)
Author(s): Andrey Kurkov
ISBN: 1-935554-56-5 / 978-1-935554-56-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Melville International Crime
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March 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Penguin Lost
Author(s): Andrey Kurkov
ISBN: 0-09-946169-2 / 978-0-09-946169-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Penguin Lost
Author(s): Andrey Kurkov
ISBN: 1-84343-095-9 / 978-1-84343-095-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Harvill Press
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Kindle Editions

November 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Penguin Lost
Author(s): Andrey Kurkov
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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June 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Penguin Lost (Melville International Crime)
Author(s): Andrey Kurkov
Publisher: Melville International Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA