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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; New Ed edition (2 Mar. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099461587
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099461586
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 0.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 374,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Kurkov's eye for the absurdities of Ukrainian life is as sharp as ever" (Sunday Telegraph)

"A perfectly balanced read" (Scotland on Sunday)

"A brilliant black comedy" (Evening Standard)

"Excellent... Blackly comic. Remarkable" (New York Times)

"Kurkov conjures up both Gogol and Dostoevsky... Genuinely original" (Scotsman)

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Marital troubles? Sick of life? Suicide the answer? Why not get yourself a contract killer? Nothing easier, provided you communicate only by phone and box number. You give him your photograph, specify when and where to find you, then sit back and prepare to die. Murdered, you will be of greater interest than ever you were in life. More to him than met the eye will be the judgement. A mysterious killing lives long in the popular memory. Our hero meticulously plans his own demise, except for one detail: what if he suddenly decides he wants to live? This darkly funny tale is Kurkov on top form.

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