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The President's Last Love

Category: Book
By (author): Kurkov, Andrey
Subject:  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
Publisher: Random House UK
Published: April 2009
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.8300in x 5.1000in x 1.0700in
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From The Publisher*Moscow, 2013. Bunin, the Ukrainian President, has joined other heads of state in an open air swimming pool to drink vodka and celebrate with Putin. During his rise to power Bunin has juggled with formidable and eccentric political and personal challenges. His troubles with his family and his women combine with his difficulties with corrupt businessmen and demanding international allies, but it is his recent heart transplant that worries him most. Since the operation he has started to develop freckles, and his heart donor's mysterious widow seems to have moved in with him...<p>Spanning forty years,<i> The President's Last Love</i> is a hilarious satire on love, lies and life before and after the Iron Curtain.</p>
Review Quote*"Kurkov's eye for the absurdities of Ukrainian life is as sharp as ever."- <i>Sunday Telegraph</i><br><br>"Kurkov is a fine satirist and a real, blackly comic find."- <i>Observer</i>
Biographical NoteAndrey Kurkov was born in St Petersburg in 1961. Having graduated from the Kiev Foreign Languages Institute, he worked for some time as a journalist, did his military service as a prison warder in Odessa, then became a film cameraman, writer of screenplays and author of critically acclaimed and popular novels.