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Various Pets Alive and Dead

Various Pets Alive and Dead

Author: Marina Lewycka
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Marcus and Doro were part of a commune from the late 1960s until the early 1990s: lentils, free love, spliffs, radical politics, cheesecloth blouses, sex, housework and cooking rotas, crochet, allotments. Their children have grown up rather different from them: primary school teacher Clara craves order and clean bathrooms, son Serge is pretending to his parents that he is still doing a Maths PhD at Cambridge, while in fact working making loads of money in the City; while third child Oolie Anna, who has Downs Syndrome, is desperate to escape home and live on her own. Once the truth starts breaking through, who knows what further secrets will be revealed about any of them?


Set half in Doncaster, half in London, this is a very funny riff on modern values, featuring hamsters, cockroaches, poodles, a Chicken and multiplying rabbits, told by Marina Lewycka in her unique and brilliant combination of irony, farce and wit.

Author description

Marina Lewycka was born in Kiel, Germany, at the end of the war and grew up in England. She is married with a grown-up daughter and lives in Sheffield. Her two previous novels, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian and Two Caravans, are available in Penguin now.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781905490912
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : 0.475
  • : October 2012
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marina Lewycka
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 823.92
  • : very good
  • : 384