Under the Frog: A Novel

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Henry Holt and Company, May 15, 1997 - Fiction - 256 pages
5 Reviews
Shortlisted for the Booker Prize

Tibor Fischer's brilliant and hilarious first novel follows the fortunes and picaresque 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.

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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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About the author (1997)

Tibor Fischer was born in Stockport, England, in 1959, the son of Hungarian basketball champions. He is a journalist, TV documentarian, & author of three novels, "Under the Frog" (a Booker Prize finalist), "The Thought Gang," & "The Collector Collector.

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