Under the Frog: A Novel

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Macmillan, Nov 3, 2001 - Fiction - 250 pages
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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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User Review  - deebee1 - LibraryThing

Life in Hungary under the Communists was like living under the frog, in a shithole, according to Gyuri and his friends. Gyuri's foremost goals are dodging the Army and getting out of Hungary. He is ... Read full review

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User Review  - spaceowl - LibraryThing

A mad romp with a serious message, Under the Frog is the story of the education, in one way or another, of young Hungarian basketballer Gyuri in the years between the end of the Second World War and ... Read full review

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Contents

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II
21
III
30
IV
44
V
57
VI
80
VII
102
VIII
132
IX
146
X
157
XI
176
XII
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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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