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.
Praise for Under the Frog:
‘A delicate, seriocomic treasure’ ?Salman Rushdie
‘Ferociously funny, bitterly sad, and perfectly paced’ ?A.S. Byatt