Rabid to impress girls at underground dinner parties, Port of Cape Town mud traffic control officers Geronimo Chanboon and Darius Coochoomber III strive to smuggle and cook every rare critter on the endangered species roster. Meanwhile, Corsicana Malva, nursing a crush on retired circus orangutan Lahnee-O, spearheads the campaign to have the great apes declared human. Lovesick and gun-crazy, travel agent Gool Eunus, on the other hand, plots to take down the pretender to the throne of the Saudi Caliphate. This comical masterpiece holds the answers to who the Tanuki Ichiban really is and offers a witty and provocative milieu where elements of dreams and reality intertwine.
Zinaid Meeran is the author of Saracen at the Gates and the recipient of the EU Literary Award.