Andrey Kurkov

Book Launch and Penguin Party!!!

From Andrey Kurkov, the author who inspired the craze for penguins in this store, comes a new thriller with a crazy cast of  characters. Please join us for a party to celebrate the release of his new book, THE CASE OF THE GENERAL'S THUMB, and the adoption of three penguins from the sales of his two other books, PENGUIN LOST and DEATH AND THE PENGUIN.

When the corpse of a distinguished general and presidential adviser is found, attached to an advertising balloon, lieutenant Viktor Slutsky is sent in to investigate. Meanwhile, KGB officer Nik Tsensky arrives in Kiev for a secret mission. Their quests eventually converge as they race around Europe becoming involved in a battle between the Russian and Ukrainian secret services as they hunt for hidden treasure - a stash of KGB gold. A larger-than-life hitman, bombs under furniture, a hearse, a deaf-and-dumb blonde and a backfiring automatic all play a part as Kurkov evokes a world of secret militia not seen before in Western fiction.

Andrey 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.

Note: You may pre-order this book but cannot pick it up until it officially goes on sale on February 21st.


Event date: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
768 Boston Post Rd.
06443 Madison