Under the Frog

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Vintage, 2002 - Basketball players - 256 pages
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Tibor Fisher's hilarious first novel 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 improbably heroes, Pataki and Gyuri, travel the length and breadth of Hungary in a 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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About the author (2002)

Tibor Fischer was born in Stockport in 1959. Brought up in London, where he now lives, he was educated at Cambridge and worked as a journalist. He has won the Betty Trask Award, been short-listed for the Booker, and been nominated one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists. Since Under the Frog, his debut, he has published four novels and two collections of short stories, including Don't Read This Book If You're Stupid.

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