Holy Cow! Mulder Writes
January 21, 2015
Not only that, but according to his online bio, Duchovny graduated from Princeton with a degree in English literature, writing a senior thesis on “The Schizophrenic Critique of Pure Reason in Beckett’s Early Novels.”
Now he seems to be putting that background to good use in his fiction debut Holy Cow, coming out February 3rd. We had no ARC’s for this but the buzz seems to be this is going to be original if nothing else and not afraid to go there – wherever there is. The first review on Goodreads says “This is the most bonkers book you may ever read” and proceeds to give it five stars. We have many on order and I think we’ll eventually need every copy.
Holy Cow : A Modern Fairy Tale by David Duchovny
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 wise-cracking, 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. David Duchovny’s charismatic creatures point the way toward a mutual understanding and acceptance that the world desperately needs.