Zoya kills a lover at the very beginning of this novel that takes place in 1960's Paris. This leads the police to Elga's house looking for Zoya. Elga, immediately changes the police into a couple of fleas, steals their car and is on the hunt to bring Zoya down for bringing the police to her doorstep.
Videt, is one of the unlucky policemen turned into a flea. The story is told mostly from his perspective as he tries to solve the mysteries of how he became a flea and who killed Zoya's lover.
I think because the book is told in large part from the flea's perspective that this book is even more interesting. The author really tried to get at what a flea's experience is and how Videt was still a policemen at heart even though he was a flea.
This book is fast-paced, informative (Did you know fleas only live 90 days?) and fun to read. Go get it!
Rating: 9 / 10
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Edition: 1st Edition