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Book Information: Good Angel of Death, the

Good Angel of Death, the (1998) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

When Kolya moves into a new flat in Kiev, he finds a book hidden within a volume of War and Peace. Intrigued by the annotations that appear on every page, Kolya sets out to discover more about the scribbler. His investigations take him to a graveyard, and more specifically to the coffin of a Ukrainian nationalist who died in mysterious circumstances and was buried with a sealed letter and a manuscript. An exhumation under cover of darkness reveals that an item of great national importance is buried near a fort in Kazakhstan.

As nightwatchman at a baby-milk factory, Kolya exposes himself to the attentions of a criminal gang, and so he decides to leave Kiev for a while. Armed with only three cases of baby milk, which have unexpected hallucinogenic properties, he sets off on what turns out to be a very bizarre journey: crossing the Caspian Sea and traversing the deserts of Kazakhstan. He meets a host of unlikely characters on the way, including Bedouins, ex-KGB officers and a spirit-like companion in the form of a chameleon…

Original title: Добрый ангел смерти
Original languages: Russian

Quotes:

Genre: FictionCrime and Mystery
FictionGeneral FictionHumor

Edition #1: The Good Angel of Death

The Good Angel of Death (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Andrew Bromfield
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Manifested in:

The Good Angel of Death (August 6, 2009)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harvill Secker
ISBN: 9781846551178
Pages: 384

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