Ludmila's Broken English

Ludmila's Broken English

by D B C Pierre (Author)

Synopsis

A raucous and brilliantly insane road trip of epic proportions, from the Booker Prize-winning author of Vernon God Little. DBC Pierre's second novel charts the unlikely meeting between East and West that follows Ludmila Derev's appearance on a Russian Brides website. Determined to save her family from starvation in the face of marauding troops, Ludmila's journey into the world and womanhood is an odyssey of sour wit, even sourer vodka, and a Soviet tractor possibly running on goat's piss. Meanwhile, thousands of miles to the West, the Heath twins are separated after 33 years conjoined at the abdomen. Released for the first time into the community, they are suddenly plunged into a round-the-clock world churning with opportunity, rowdy with the chatter of freedom, democracy, self-empowerment and sex. A wild picaresque dripping with flavours of British bacon and nasty Russian vodka, Ludmila's Broken English is a tale of tangoing twins on a journey into the unknown.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Published: 02 Nov 2006

ISBN 10: 0571230954
ISBN 13: 9780571230952
Book Overview: Ludmila's Broken English by DBC Pierre is a raucous and brilliantly insane road trip of epic proportions, from the Booker Prize-winning author of Vernon God Little.

Author Bio
When not travelling far and wide DBC Pierre divides his time between England and a mountainside in Ireland. Vernon God Little, his debut novel, won the Man Booker Prize and the Whitbread First Novel Award, and was followed by Ludmila's Broken English and Lights Out in Wonderland. He is also the author of a collection of short fictions, Petit Mal, and a Hammer novella, Breakfast with the Borgias.