Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: In this comedic novel, an English professor collides with disaster at the peak of the Cold War Shortly after his plane first grazes the tarmac in the eastern European nation of Slaka, Dr. Angus Petworth is beset by a cavalcade of misadventures. A university lecturer and seasoned international traveler, Petworth is nevertheless unprepared for the oddities of culture and circumstance that await him on the other side of the iron curtain. In two eventful weeks, Petworth gives an incendiary interview, is seduced by a femme fatale, and becomes embroiled in a plot of international intrigue, all of which conspire to give the mild, unassuming professor way more than he bargained for. Satirizing everything from critics and diplomats to Marxism and academia, Malcolm Bradbury s "Rates of Exchange "is a witty and lighthearted novel of cultural interchange at the height of the Cold War."
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Dr Petworth is a teacher who, thanks to the hospitality of the British Council, has been all over the civilized world. But, in the summer of 1981, he prepares to lose more than his luggage in Central Eastern Europe. The author also wrote "Eating People is Wrong".Product Description:
Rates of Exchange
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Book Description VINTAGE, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99340003
Book Description VINTAGE, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099340003