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The Zoo

The Zoo

ISBN
9780571334469
Published
03/05/2018
9780571334469
Format
Paperback
Price
£7.99
Paperback
240

About the Book

An Observer and Spectator Book of the Year
Shortlisted for the Historical Writing Association Gold Crown Award

Meet Yuri Zipit.

A boy who’s had a bang on the head in a collision with a Moscow milk truck.

He has a kind face, makes friends easily, and likes to help. People want to tell him their secrets.

Including the Great Leader himself, who takes a shine to Yuri when he employs him for his natural talents.

In his new job, Yuri will witness it all – betrayals, body doubles, buffoonery. Who knew that a man could be in five places at once? That someone could break your nose as a sign of friendship? That people could be disinvented . . .?

The Zoo is a brilliantly cutting satire told through the voice of one incredible boy.

An Observer and Spectator Book of the YearShortlisted for the Historical Writing Association Gold Crown AwardMeet Yuri Zipit. A boy who’s had a bang on the head in a collision with a Moscow milk truck.He has a kind face, makes friends easily, and likes to help. People want to tell him their secrets.Including the Great Leader himself, who takes a shine to Yuri when he employs him for his natural talents.In his new job, Yuri will witness it all – betrayals, body doubles, buffoonery. Who knew that a man could be in five places at once? That someone could break your nose as a sign of friendship? That people could be disinvented . . .?The Zoo is a brilliantly cutting satire told through the voice of one incredible boy.
“The Zoo is exquisite. A biting satire that broke my heart.”
- Nathan Filer
“A wonderfully inventive and slyly constructed novel. Horrifying, horribly funny, and disgracefully entertaining.”
- John Banville

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