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European Book Club – Death and the Penguin

November 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A book club with a twist! The European Book Club at the Alliance Française de Denver meets monthly on the last Tuesday of the month to discuss a different Europe-centered book (in ENGLISH). Refreshments are provided, but space is limited so reserving your spot is essential.

About the Book: In the widely hailed prequel to Penguin Lost, aspiring writer Viktor Zolotaryov leads a down-and-out life in poverty-and-violence-wracked Kiev—he’s out of work and his only friend is a penguin, Misha, that he rescued when the local zoo started getting rid of animals. Even more nerve-wracking: a local mobster has taken a shine to Misha and wants to keep borrowing him for events.

Viktor thinks he’s finally caught a break when he lands a well-paying job at the Kiev newspaper writing “living obituaries” of local dignitaries—articles to be filed for use when the time comes.

The only thing is, it seems the time always comes as soon as Viktor writes the article. Slowly understanding that his own life may be in jeopardy, Viktor also realizes that the only thing that might be keeping him alive is his penguin.

More info and reservations: http://www.afdenver.org/event/european-book-club-death-and-the-penguin/

[Free for AF Denver members; $5 others]


November 29, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Alliance Française
571 Galapago St.
Denver, CO 80204 United States
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