Under the Frog A Novel

Tibor Fischer

Picador

0312278713

9780312278717

Trade Paperback

256 Pages

$17.00

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Shortlisted for the Booker Prize
A New York Times Notable Book

Under the Frog 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 improbable heroes, Pataki and Gyuri, travel the length and breadth of Hungary in an epic quest for food, lodging, and female companionship.

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Praise for Under the Frog

“A delicate, seriocomic treasure.”—Salman Rushdie

"Brilliant . . . Under the Frog is fully a work of dynamic historical imagination. Fischer writes in a comic spirit of funky, horny alienation."—Larry Wolff, The New York Times Book Review

“Ferociously funny, bitterly sad, and perfectly paced.” —A.S. Byatt

"An audacious act of creativity . . . Of all the young novelists working today, Tibor Fischer may be the most adept at taking chances in his work."—The Nation

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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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Tibor Fischer

  • Tibor Fischer was born in Stockport, England, in 1959. In addition to Under the Frog, a Booker Prize finalist, he is the author of The Thought Gang, The Collector Collector, and Don’t Read This Book if You’re Stupid, a collection of stories. He lives in London
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