Set in post-war Hungary between 1944 and 1956, the story follows the lives of two young men and in particular their careers in a travelling basketball team. They spend most of their time in the avoidance of work and army service and in the pursuit of sex. Won the 1992 Betty Trask Award.
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"I began Under the Frog on a crowded double decker in a London traffic jam...and soon found myself laughing like an idiot... It is a triumph...painfully moving, it is also uproariously funny" ( Guardian)
"A remarkable first novel" ( Daily Telegraph)
"Original and impressive... Sharp, funny and moving" ( Independent)
"A quite wonderful book... He takes a serious subject....and is seriously funny about it...the result is plausible, insolent, sophisticated and hungry... Glorious!" (Michael Hoffman)
"A funny, slangy, tragic, impeccably researched romp... A richly convincing line-up of skivers, copulators, opportunists and, above all, survivors in the face of oppression" ( Independent on Sunday)
A tragicomic picaresque about two basketball players travelling through war-torn Hungary in pursuit of food, sex and adventure.
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Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 014023196X