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Rabbits and Boa Constrictors, 1982, 1987

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Published by: Estonia - Perioodika (1989), Croatia - Svjetlost (1989), Czech Republic - Jonathan Livingston (2017), France - Rivages (1990), Italy - Atmosphere libri (2013), Spain - Círculo de Lectores (1991), USA - Ardis (1989), Overlook Press (2014)


A humorous tale about the deteriorating relations between two groups: the rabbits and boa constrictors, Iskander's novella, like Animal Farm, is also a humorous critique of power.

The L.A. Times says "Iskander takes a worthy place in the tradition of Russian satirists, the Gogol of DEAD SOULS, the Nabokov of LOLITA."

This novel originally appeared in Russian in the West in 1982.