The Silver Bone


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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Andrey Kurkov is a Ukrainian author who writes in Russian. He has written 19 novels and is a respected commentator on Ukraine, regularly appearing on Radio 4 with his 'Letters from Ukraine' series. Death and the Penguin is Kurkov's most famous work, translated into more than 30 languages.


"Rich and compulsive, a modern classic in the making." -- Anna Bailey, author of Where the Truth Lies

"[The Silver Bone is a] fascinating series launch ... the finely drawn characters and harrowing descriptions of daily life in 1919 Kyiv leave a far more lasting impression than clever genre tricks ever could. With its earthy prose and stunning attention to detail, this stands apart." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Original and intriguing. Relocates the historical crime novel somewhere between Kafka and The Twilight Zone." -- Frank Tallis, Author of Death in Vienna and Vienna Blood

"In the tradition of Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther ... Kurkov sets crime-solving against the chaos of a turbulent era -- for his Samson Kolechko, the upheaval of Ukraine in 1919, when Cossacks, the Red Army and their White opponents, and even Chinese Communists battled in streets of a Kiev darkened by power failure ... [The Silver Bone] poses haunting moral questions about defending order in perilous days, questions that reverberate a century later in Ukraine and around the world." -- David O. Stewart, Award-winning Historian and Author of The Lincoln Deception

"An atmospheric police procedural whose protagonist battles personal tragedy and a tangled system to solve his first case." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Mix[ing] elements of grim humor and surrealism ... [The Silver Bone is] a winning offbeat crime novel that begs for a sequel" -- Library Journal