Praised by The New York Times Book Review as "an Abkhazian Mark Twain," Fazil Iskander was one of the most acclaimed writers in the Soviet Union-and also one of the funniest. In Rabbits and Boa Constrictors, Iskander tells the story of a struggle between. . . well, rabbits and boa constrictors, which is really a struggle between the manipulators and the manipulated as they try to function in a failed utopia.
'Iskander takes a worth place, in the tradition of Russian satirists, the Gogol of Dead Souls, the Nabokov of Lolita' Los Angeles Times