Ludmila's Broken Engish: A Novel (Hardback)
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Short Description for Ludmila's Broken Engish A wild and brilliant tale by the winner of the Man Booker Prize focuses on Ludmila who trudges out of the Caucasus in search of help for her starving family and runs into Blair and Bunny, conjoined British twins who have just been separated.
- Published: 11 May 2006
- Format: Hardback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780393062373 ISBN 10: 0393062376
Full description for Ludmila's Broken Engish
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.