Event T19

Andrey Kurkov

The Wye Stage

In The Silver Bone, Ukraine’s most celebrated novelist transports the reader to early 20th-century Kyiv during the turmoil following the Russian Revolution. This mystery introduces rookie detective Samson Kolechko in Kyiv as he tackles his first case, involving two murders, a long bone made of pure silver and a suit of decidedly unusual proportions tailored from fine English cloth. Inflected with the author's signature humour and magical realism, the novel takes inspiration from the archives of crime enforcement agencies in Kyiv, crafting a propulsive narrative with rich historical detail. Kurkov has written 19 novels, nine books for children and numerous documentary, fiction and TV movie scripts.

Price: £11.00