snail with two sexes, a parrot who speaks of love, a dormouse who has erotic dreams, a police dog who's a Buddhist, a microbe with an inferiority complex, a chameleon hoping to find himself, a lion in love with a gazelle, a scorpion with the fastest sting in the west . . .
You're An Animal, Viskovitz! is a whirlwind of ironic fables: a series of hilarious metamorphoses like nothing else you've read before.
"A sweet delight, full of tall tales and broad humor and sly, subtle wit."--"The Philadelphia Inquirer " "With any luck, Alessandro Boffa's deliriously funny riff on Aesop will be the delicious bonbon that gets gobbled up in an hour of bliss and then passed around."--"New York Magazine ""Boffa takes us on a comic romp through the anthills, cages, sewers and dens of the animal world producing a hilarious portrait of Viskovitz and his friends as they experience the pleasures and dangers of an animal life that all too often resemble our own." --"Los Angeles Times Book Review ""Funny and entertaining. . . . Never wears out its welcome." --Salon.com "It's [Boffa's] gift for turning scientific jargon into richly comic material . . . that makes his book such a Wild Kingdom of delight."--"The New York Times Book Review ""A cheeky little masterpiece that deserves its own plaque in the pantheon of comic literature." --"San Francisco Chronicle ""Charming. . . [Boffa] brilliantly and often hilariously fuses animal biology with human frailty, narcissism, and egotism." --"Boston Sunday Globe ""Wickedly funny. . . wildly inventive. . . A terrific debut."--"St. Petersburg Times ""Exuberant, extravagant, and hilarious." --"The Commercial Appeal ""Wonderfully daffy. . . As witty and entertaining as we've had from Italy since the death of Calvino."--Alan Cheuse, "All Things Considered ""An unmitigated delight. . . A literary debut of promise, enchantment, and no small hilarity. It is always fiendishly clever and witty and often uproarious."--"Buffalo News" "A scientifically accurate, gleefully sexy, and philosophically mischievous improvisation on Ovid'sMetamorphosis."--Booklist