Rabbits and Boa Constrictors

Rabbits and Boa Constrictors
A Novel.Translated from the Russian by Ronald E. Peterson
Fazil Iskander
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26 Mar 2015
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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 

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About Fazil Iskander

Fazil Iskander was born in 1929, in Sukhumi, in the Soviet Union. He is the author of many stories, novels and novellas, including The Goatibex Constellation and Sandro of Chegem. In 2010 he was awarded the Russian Order of Merit for the Fatherland.

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