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The Zoo

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2018 HWA Gold Crown Award (shortlist)

An Observer and Spectator Book of the Year
Shortlisted for the Historical Writing Association Gold Crown Award

Meet Yuri Zipit.

A boy who's had a bang on the head in a collision with a Moscow milk truck.

He has a kind face, makes friends easily, and likes to help. People want to tell him their secrets.

Including the Great Leader himself, who takes a shine to Yuri when he employs him for his natural talents.

In his new job, Yuri will witness it all - betrayals, body doubles, buffoonery. Who knew that a man could be in five places at once? That someone could break your nose as a sign of friendship? That people could be disinvented . . .?

The Zoo is a brilliantly cutting satire told through the voice of one incredible boy.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Disgracefully entertaining." - John Banville

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