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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Not quite as much fun as "The Thought Gang", but Tibor Fischer's debut novel is still a good read and a good fictional portrayal of the Czech uprising of '68. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

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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