The Good Angel of Death by Andrey Kurkov

By Andrey Kurkov

Whilst Kolya strikes right into a new flat in Kiev, he discovers an annotated manuscript hidden inside of a replica of War and Peace and comes to a decision to trace down its writer, whether it capability digging up the grave of a Ukranian nationalist who died in mysterious circumstances.

An exhumation unearths that an merchandise of significant nationwide value is buried close to a castle in Kazakstan so while, in the course of his evening shift as a safety shield, Kolya is threatened with mysterious cellphone calls, he units off on what seems to be a truly weird and wonderful trip. alongside the best way he meets a number of not likely characters together with Bedouins, ex-KGB officials and a spirit-like significant other within the kind of a chameleon.

From the writer of cult bestseller, Death and the Penguin.

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They seldom spoke together, these two; yet there seemed a strange bond of sympathy between them. At last the first of July arrived, and Oscar was dispatched to the railway station, four miles distant, to meet Miss Elizabeth De Graf, the first of the nieces to appear in answer to Jane Merrick's invitation. Beth looked very charming and fresh in her new gown, and she greeted her aunt with a calm graciousness that would have amazed the professor to behold. She had observed carefully the grandeur and beauty of Elmhurst, as she drove through the grounds, and instantly decided the place was worth an effort to win.

This is Louise, I suppose," said Aunt Jane, stiffly. " "Tell me how you are," continued the girl, kneeling beside the chair and taking the withered hands gently in her own. "Do you suffer any? " "Get up," said the elder woman, roughly. " Louise laughed gaily. "Never mind the gown," she answered. "Tell me about yourself. " Aunt Jane's countenance relaxed a trifle. To speak of her broken health always gave her a sort of grim satisfaction. "I'm dying, as you can plainly see," she announced. "My days are numbered, Louise.

Louise asked, smiling. "Surely, two girls will have a better time in this lonely old place 51 than one could have alone. " "Thank you," said Beth. "That's a nice thing to say, but I doubt if it's true. Don't let's beat around the bush. " queried Louise, evidently amused. "It's plain to me that Aunt Jane has invited us here to choose which one of us shall inherit her money—and Elmhurst. " "Oh, yes, she has" corrected Louise. " Louise spoke as calmly as if she had not mailed Patricia's defiant letter to Aunt Jane, or discovered her cousin's identity in the little hair-dresser from Madame Borne's establishment.

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