The frog

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Viking, Jul 10, 1996 - Fiction - 191 pages
4 Reviews
Asleep by a lily pond just before World War I, a young French child swallows a frog that not only survives within him but becomes a companion for life, sharing his physical and psychological pain but also giving him a strange sort of power over others. 15,000 first printing.

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User Review  - Aisha H 240511 - Goodreads

Done. A child who always sleep near the lack that full of frogs. Moreover, in one day when he was sleeping a frog came to his mouth then he move to his stomach. After that, this accident made the boy behavior like frogs and his mother was always said to him that he looks like a frog. Read full review

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User Review  - Gregory Blecha - Goodreads

ohn Hawkes' "The Frog" is a sensual, indulgent tale about a boy named Pascal who swallows a frog while sleeping beside a pond. The frog's presence induces severe stomach pains, but when Pascal's ... Read full review


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Author John Hawkes was born in Stamford, Connecticut on August 17, 1925. During World War II, he joined the American Field Service and was an ambulance driver in Italy and Germany from the summer of 1944 to the summer of 1945. He taught at Brown University for thirty years. He wrote eighteen novels, four plays, and a volume of poetry during his lifetime. His first novel, The Cannibal, was published in 1949. His other works include The Lime Twig, The Beetle Leg, and Virginie: Her Two Lives. His novel Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade won France's Prix Medicis Étranger in 1986. He died on May 15, 1998.

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