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Under the Frog

Under the Frog

A Novel

Tibor Fischer

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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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“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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About the author

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

Tibor Fischer

Tibor Fischer

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