Ludmila's Broken English

A Novel

DBC Pierre (Author)

 

"A mix of offbeat composition and intoxicating insight....A maddeningly entertaining encore."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

A wild and brilliant tale by the winner of the Man Booker Prize and one of our most original storytellers. On a Tuesday in terror-struck London, Blair and Bunny Heath become the first adult conjoined twins ever successfully separated. On a Tuesday in the war-torn Caucasus, Ludmila Derev accidentally kills her grandfather. By December, they find themselves trudging together through a snow field, staring down the barrel of a rebel's gun.

Ludmila sets out on a journey west to save her family from starvation and marauding Gnez troops. Hers is an odyssey of sour wit, even sourer vodka, and a Soviet tractor probably running on goat's piss. The Heath twins are released from a newly privatized institution rumored to have been founded for an illegitimate royal baby. They are plunged into a round-the-clock world churning with opportunity, rowdy with the chatter of freedom, self-empowerment, and sex. Dangerous cocktails and a Russian Brides Web site throw these unforgettable characters together with explosive results.

DBC Pierre's second novel confirms his place in the ranks of today's most audacious and acclaimed novelists.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • April 2007
  • ISBN 978-0-393-32967-4
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 336 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Singapore and Malaysia, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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