by Joanna Chmielewska
This is a detective story allright! There`s crime (several crimes, to be precise) and there`s punishment; yet it`s none of your usual detective stories, oh no!
An architect`s office team have problems, both official and personal. They must save a project (that`s the/an official problem) and they do want some natural food (this one seems to be a personal problem, yet one can never be too sure). On top of that, they are not very happy about being a part of a system that pollutes the environment. So they decide they should do something... They decide and they do! They try to and do find a solution about how to save their project, and they try to do what can possibly be done about diminishing pollution, and they hunt for healthy natural food ("wild protein", they call that), only this task proves to be the most difficult one, a goal unattainable, apparently. Besides, they try to smuggle some Colorado beetles to America to get even with Americans guilty of bringing the pests to Poland... The results of trying to achieve all that, what with all the different aims and goals crossing and intertwining, are kinda interesting: the people in question get nearly none natural nourishment, but they save their project and they get some criminals punished. Won`t tell ya how, as in your wildest dreams you are not likely to behold what decent and law-abiding citizens are capable of doing when Law closes Its eyes onto criminals "untouchable", for this reason or that... You`d better read the book!
The book is written in Polish, and a very funny book it is, well worth translating, too... if only you can find proper homophone equivalents for "moose" and "salmon" in your target language, as the two words sound similar in Polish, which is important in this case, rather, because of the misunderstandings arising because of that. I do believe the book would make a script for a movie that would make the audience laugh themselves into fits!