BOOKS

The Senility of Vladimir P

Michael Honig

RRP: £8.99

2 March 2017

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782398097

RRP: £12.99

3 March 2016

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782398066

RRP: £7.99

3 March 2016

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782398080

As a former president of Russia loses his marbles, those around him get down to losing their morals.

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…

REVIEWS

Amid its screwball rage this very funny book is also an unexpectedly touching oneAD Miller
Spectator

Sharp, spare, entertaining... Savour the quips and enjoy the showMary Dejevsky
Independent

Starts at 100mph and only gets faster... Copious, creative and full of brio
Big Issue

Refreshing... Essential... Page-turning
New York Times

A scathing satire... The Senility of Vladimir P is a clear attack on the corruption and greed of Putin's Russia and a sharp reminder of how authoritarian rule can infect a generationLucy Popescu
Independent