A rollicking, globe-trotting adventure with a twist: a four-legged heroine you won't soon forget
Elsie Bovary is a cow, and a pretty happy one at that--her long, lazy days are spent eating, napping, and chatting with her best friend, Mallory. One night, Elsie and Mallory sneak out of their pasture; but while Mallory is interested in flirting with the neighboring bulls, Elsie finds herself drawn to the farmhouse. Through the window, she sees the farmer's family gathered around a bright Box God--and what the Box God reveals about something called an "industrial meat farm" shakes Elsie's understanding of her world to its core.
There's only one solution: escape to a better, safer world. And so a motley crew is formed: Elsie; Jerry--excuse me, Shalom--a cranky, Torah-reading pig who's recently converted to Judaism; and Tom, a suave (in his own mind, at least) turkey who can't fly, but who can work an iPhone with his beak. Toting stolen passports and slapdash human disguises, they head for the airport.
Elsie is our wisecracking, pop-culture-reference-dropping, slyly witty narrator; Tom--who does eventually learn to fly (sort of)--dispenses psychiatric advice in a fake German accent; and Shalom, rejected by his adopted people in Jerusalem, ends up unexpectedly uniting Israelis and Palestinians. In Holy Cow, David Duchovny's charismatic creatures point the way toward a mutual understanding and acceptance that the world desperately needs.
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David Duchovny is a beloved television, stage, and screen actor; as well as a screenwriter
and director. He lives in New York and Los Angeles.
“*Starred review* "[Duchovny's] debut novel is a charming fable about dignity and tolerance, complete with anthropomorphized animals and replete with puns, double-entendres and sophisticated humor . . . Between the book's sly humor, gently humanist (animalist?) message and wry illustrations by Natalya Balnova, this is a pseudo-children's book that smart adults should greatly enjoy. An offbeat adventure that reads like Bill Willingham's Fablesdirected by Ralph Bakshi.” ―Kirkus Review
“Wide-eyed and playfully juvenile . . . [Holy Cow] is refreshing to read.” ―Matt Haig, The Guardian
“[Duchovny's] zany, madcap first novel, Holy Cow . . . is a seriously entertaining fable that doesn't take itself too seriously . . Duchovny is a witty writer, and he's especially good at conjuring these oddball voices.” ―John Wilwol, The Washington Post
“Who knew a cow's view of the world was so funny yet so honest and true? Holy Cow is silly and fun from the opening page.” ―Jeff Ayers, The Denver Post
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Book Description Headline Book Publishing. Book Condition: New. A rollicking, globe-trotting adventure with a twist from the star of The X-Files and Californication featuring Elsie, an unforgettable four-legged heroine Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 197 x 33. Weight in Grams: 188. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781472225917
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Book Description Headline Book Publishing, 2015. Book Condition: New. A rollicking, globe-trotting adventure with a twist from the star of The X-Files and Californication featuring Elsie, an unforgettable four-legged heroine Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 197 x 33. Weight in Grams: 188. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9781472225917
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Book Description 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Holy Cow by David Duchovny is a comic delight that will thrill fans of Jasper Fforde and Ben Aaronovitch. And anyone who enjoys a witty wisecrack in a novel.Elsie Bovary is a cow and a pre.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 224 pages. 0.186. Bookseller Inventory # 9781472225917
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