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Under The Frog

Fischer, Tibor

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ISBN 10: 1565841484 / ISBN 13: 9781565841482
Published by New Press, 1994
Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket Hardcover
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New York. 1994. New Press. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 30. 250 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich. 1565841484. keywords: November 15. inventory # 24582. FROM THE PUBLISHER - The Hungarians have an expression for the worst place in the world to be: ‘under the frog’s ass down a coal mine.’ UNDER THE FROG, Tibor Fischer’s brilliant recreation of postwar Eastern Europe, was the surprise literary success of London last year, where it won the Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It is the very witty and very sad account of two young men who survive the chaos of communism as part of a traveling basketball team. Set in Hungary from 1944 to 1956, the story follows the fortunes of the team in pursuit of sex and the avoidance of work. Exuberant and energetic, Tibor Fischer’s first novel is a fascinating and oblique commentary on everyday life during those dramatic years. Fischer writes with the verve and irreverence of Martin Amis, but the world he recreates is one we know from George Konrad and Milan Kundera. . Bookseller Inventory # 24582

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Title: Under The Frog

Publisher: New Press

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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A finalist for the Booker Prize, this debut novel is the bitterly funny account of two young men who survive the chaos of communism in post-World War II Hungary as part of a debauched traveling basketball team. 10,000 first printing.

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Tibor Fischer was born in Stockport, England, in 1959. He is the author of three novels, Under the Frog (a Booker Prize finalist), The Thought Gang, and The Collector Collector. Don't Read This Book if You're Stupid is his first collection of stories. He lives in London

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