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Title:
Various Pets Alive and Dead
Written by:
Marina Lewycka 
Read by:
Si├ón Thomas 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
10 
Duration:
11 hours 21 minutes 
Published:
September 28 2016 
Available Date:
September 28 2016 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781489360021 
Genres:
Fiction; Contemporary Fiction 
Publisher:
Bolinda/Audible audio 
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'An affectionate picture of a free-thinking, beatnik lifestyle now regarded as batty, but which was underpinned by a real desire to change the world. We could all do with a bit more of that.'
The Herald

Lentils, free love, radical politics and family truths ... Various Pets Alive and Dead is the wonderfully funny fourth novel from Marina Lewycka, author of the bestselling A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian.

Marco and Doro's children have grown up rather different from them: primary schoolteacher Clara craves order and clean bathrooms; son Serge is pretending to his parents that is still doing a Maths PhD at Cambridge, while in fact making loadsamoney in the City; third child Oolie Anna, who has Down 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.

'Thank heavens for Marina Lewycka whose Various Pets Alive and Dead me laugh at least once in every chapter ... The warmth of its tone, its zest, its blend of quirky, humane comedy and intellectual seriousness make this a novel to treasure.'
New Statesman

'Marina Lewycka's latest novel is wonderfully funny with moments of pure farce in the best tradition of social satire ... this inventive and witty book fizzes along from beginning to end.'
The Daily Express