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Ludmila's Broken English

by DBC Pierre

Ludmila's Broken English by DBC Pierre
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  • Published in USA  May 2006
    336 pages
    Genre: Novels

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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.

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"With a mix of offbeat composition and intoxicating insight, Pierre's dystopian work is in a genus all its own; he succeeds in shocking his audience with this maddeningly entertaining encore." - PW.

"Some of the material might have generated laughs as a five-minute Saturday Night Life "wild and crazy guys" sketch, but it quickly wears thin as a novel." - Kirkus.

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Pierre's debut, Vernon God Little, won the Man Booker.

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