You're An Animal, Viskovitz!

You're An Animal, Viskovitz!

eBook - 2003 | 1st Vintage International ed
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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."


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International/Vintage Books, 2003
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 9780307430359 (electronic bk.)
0307430359 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK FIC BOFFA
Characteristics: 1 online resource (112 p.)
Alternative Title: You are an animal

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