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Under The Frog

By Tibor Fischer

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Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 03 October 2002
Tibor Fisher's hilarious first novel follows the adventures of two young Hungarian basketball players through the turbulent years between the end of World War II and the anti-Soviet uprising of 1956. In this spirited indictment of totalitarianism, the two improbably heroes, Pataki and Gyuri, travel the length and breadth of Hungary in a epic quest for food, lodging, and female companionship.

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A tragicomic picaresque about two basketball players travelling through war-torn Hungary in pursuit of food, sex and adventure.

About the Author

Tibor Fischer was born in Stockport in 1959. Brought up in London, where he now lives, he was educated at Cambridge and worked as a journalist. He has won the Betty Trask Award, been short-listed for the Booker, and been nominated one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists

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"I began Under the Frog on a crowded double decker in a London traffic jam...and soon found myself laughing like an idiot... It is a triumph...painfully moving, it is also uproariously funny" Guardian "A remarkable first novel" Daily Telegraph "Original and impressive... Sharp, funny and moving" Independent "A quite wonderful book... He takes a serious subject...and is seriously funny about it...the result is plausible, insolent, sophisticated and hungry... Glorious!" -- Michael Hoffman "A funny, slangy, tragic, impeccably researched romp... A richly convincing line-up of skivers, copulators, opportunists and, above all, survivors in the face of oppression" Independent on Sunday

EAN: 9780099438052
ISBN: 0099438054
Publisher: Vintage
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.6 centimetres (0.13 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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