UK: Faber & Faber US: Charles Scribner Russia: Amphora Press Poland: Czarne
LOST COSMONAUT documents Daniel Kalder's travels in the bizarre and mysterious worlds of Russia's ethnic
republics. Obsessed with a quest he never fully understands Kalder boldly goes where no man has gone before: in the
deserts of Kalmykia he stumbles upon a city dedicated to chess and a forgotten tribe of Mongols; in Mari El, home to
Europe's last pagan nation, he meets the Chief Druid and participates in an ancient rite; while in the bleak industrial
badlands of Udmurtia, Kalder looks for Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK 47 and inadvertently becomes a TV star.
Profane yet wise, utterly honest yet full of lies, LOST COSMONAUT is an eye- opening, blackly comic tour of the most
alien planet in our cosmos: Earth.
BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week
Selected as one of the best non-fiction books of 2006 by Amazon UK.
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Original UK cover
Cover of Russian edition
Cover of Polish edition
Alternative, even uglier orange US cover