Jimi Hendrix Live in Lviv

Jimi Hendrix Live in Lviv

1st paperback ed

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Publisher's Synopsis

"Both a pleasure and a testament to life in Ukraine, before" Sunday Times

"Ukraine's greatest living novelist" New European


"
A Ukrainian Murakami" Guardian


A love letter to the beautiful city of Lviv, by the author of Death and the Penguin and Grey Bees.

Strange things are afoot in the cosmopolitan city of Lviv, western Ukraine. Seagulls are circling and the air smells salty, though Lviv is a long way from the sea . . .

A ragtag group gathers round a mysterious grave in Lychakiv Cemetery - among them an ex-KGB officer and an ageing hippy he used to spy on. Before long, Captain Ryabtsev and Alik Olisevych are teaming up to discover the source of the "anomalies".

Meanwhile, Taras -- who makes a living driving kidney-stone patients over cobblestones in his ancient Opel Vectra - is courting Darka, who works nights at a bureau de change despite being allergic to money.

The young lovers don't know it, but their fate depends on two lonely old men, relics of another era, who will stop at nothing to save their city.

Shot through with Kurkov's unique brand of black humour and vodka-fuelled magic realism, Jimi Hendrix Live in Lviv is an affectionate portrait one the world's most intriguing cities.

Translated from the Russian by Reuben Woolley

Book information

ISBN: 9781529427837
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Imprint: MacLehose Press
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 891.735
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 414
Weight: 295g
Height: 128mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 34mm