Under the Frog

A Novel

Tibor Fischer

Picador

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Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, 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

“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

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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Under the Frog
A Novel
Tibor Fischer

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
November 2001
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312278717
ISBN10: 0312278713
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$17.00

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
May 1997
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805052459
ISBN10: 0805052453
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$13.00
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