Elsie Bovary is a cow. A cow with big dreams. After sneaking out of her enclosure on an idyllic farm, she learns the harsh reality of what happens to cows when they are taken to the slaughterhouse.
Joined by a turkey and a pig, Elsie embarks on a highly ambitious adventure that will take the three of them half way around the world.
Elsie knows that cows are respected and treated with the utmost courtesy in India, so she plans her escape there. Her feathered friend Tom is a turkey, and decides that he will escape to Turkey, because he believes he will come to no harm in a country named after his species. And Jerry the pig wants to settle in Israel, where pigs are looked down upon and generally avoided for being dirty creatures, as he believes everyone in Israel will want to avoid him at all costs.
So begins a journey of comical, whimsical and sometimes laugh out loud proportions. Along the way, the unlikely trio get into all sorts of dangerous and often funny situations, from hijacking a small aircraft to taking drugs and almost being eaten by a very hungry wolf.
The story is satirical and powerful in equal measure, and anyone reading will fall in love with this haphazard trio straight away. I look forward to more novels from this author.