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2011-09 Book Club

What: The President's Last Love by Andrey Kurkov

When: September 28, 19:30 – RSVP on Meetup (optional ;))

Where: Aquarium

Moscow, 2013: Bunin, the Ukrainian President, has joined other heads of state in an open-air swimming pool to drink vodka and celebrate with Putin. During his rise to power Bunin has juggled formidable and eccentric political and personal challenges. His family and women troubles combine with difficulties with corrupt businessmen and demanding international allies, but it is his recent heart transplant that worries him the most. Since the operation, he has started to develop freckles, and the mysterious widow of his heart donor appears to have moved in with him … [From Amazon’s blurb]

Long time members will recall the name: We read Death and the Penguin by the same author some time ago. And found it entertaining enough to now put another of his books on the list. But while it may sound like a farce, it seems that reality has caught up with some of it since it was written in 2004! – Uli

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