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The senility of Vladimir P., Michael Honig

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The senility of Vladimir P.
Title
The senility of Vladimir P.
Statement of responsibility
Michael Honig
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A vodka-soaked tragicomedy of bribes, backhanders and a certain ex-president of Russia going catastrophically awry. Former Russian president, Vladimir P, is going senile, marooned in a world of memories from his years in power. To get him out of the way, he has been exiled to his luxury dacha, where he is served by a coterie of bickering house staff. Only Sheremetev, the guileless nurse charged with Vladimir's round-the-clock care, is unaware that everyone else is busily using every means at their disposal to skim money from their employer's inexhaustible riches. But when the nurse suddenly needs to find cash for a bribe or see his nephew rot in jail, the dacha's chef lets him in on the secret world of 'commissions' going on all around him. Yet surely Sheremetev wouldn't think to steal from his ailing patient? And surely, in the upstanding modern Russia that Vladimir P created, no one would actually let him..
Summary
A satirical, humane allegory of the fragility of goodness and the contagion of a despot's unchecked power is set in the near future and follows the experiences of a farcical Vladimir Putin in his final months as he is attended by a staff that uses their position to skim money and orchestrate shady deals
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10523565
Cataloging source
JAI
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Honig, Michael
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Satire
  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Male nurses
  • Corruption
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich
  • Corruption
  • Male nurses
  • Russia (Federation)
Target audience
adult
Label
The senility of Vladimir P., Michael Honig
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn954057782
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Extent
329 pages
Isbn
9781681771564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)954057782
Label
The senility of Vladimir P., Michael Honig
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn954057782
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Extent
329 pages
Isbn
9781681771564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)954057782

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