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Description - Russian Disco by Wladimir Kaminer

Greeks living in Germany who speak Italian because they run a pizzeria; Katka, whose mescalin cactus enables her to separate body and mind, with the result that they check in a psychiatric clinic together; Klaus who tries to broaden his vocabulary with the help of a radio programme, Russian for Children, and promptly ends up in jail on his first visit to Moscow; contract killers on the trams; bodies in the basement; lunatics on the road- welcome to the wonderfully absurd world of Wladimir Kaminer. aminer moved from Moscow to Berlin ten years ago in a lucky wave of emigration, hoping for a better life and an apartment of his own. But he found much more- a country adrift in the extraordinary flux of reunification and a city that was was casting a spell on artists, drifters, losers and hopeless idealists. Of his encounters with these people, Kaminer makes unforgettable tales of compassion and humour. And in relating the singulary offbeat encounters of his own life, he manages to capture something universal about our disjointed times.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091886691
ISBN-10: 0091886694
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 12mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Wladimir Kaminer

Born in Moscow in 1967, after studying drama and finishing his military service, he started a new life in Berlin in 1990. In Germany, Kaminer is now a renowned DJ for the infamous Russian Disco, a compulsory weekly event for young Berliners, which prompted Marie Claire to name him one of the 6 most important people in Berlin.