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You're an Animal, Viskovitz

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Publisher Comments:

In this wickedly hilarious collection of fables, Alessandro Boffa introduces us to Viskovitz and his never-ending search for his true love, Ljuba. As he changes from a lovelorn lion to a jealous finch, from a confused dung beetle to an enlightened police dog, Viskovitz embraces his metamorphoses with wry humor and an oftentimes painful sense of self. As an ant, Viskovitz fights his way to the top where his egotism calls on the colony to create a monument to his greatness out of a piece of bread. As a sponge, he is horrified by the inbreeding in his family"I'm my own mother-in-law!!!"and yearns for a change in current so he can mate with Ljuba, who lies downstream. As a mantis, he asks his mother what his father was like, only to hear, "Crunchy. A bit salty. High in fiber." Unfortunately, when he meets Ljuba shortly thereafter, he follows his father's fate. And as a scorpion, his uncontrollably deadly efficiency meets its match in Ljuba and finds "no way to escape this intolerable, sinister happiness."

About the Author

Alessandro Boffa was born in Moscow. He completed his studies in biology in Rome, and now divides his time between Italy and Thailand. This is his first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307430359
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Translator:
Casey, John
Translated by:
John Casey
Author:
Boffa, Alessandro
Author:
Alessandro Boffa
Author:
Alessandro Boffa Translated by John Casey
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Metamorphosis
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030617
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
176

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