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The Hungry and the Fat

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By the author of Look Who's Back , a radical and bold satire in inequitable times. Germany has imposed an upper limit on asylum se... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

By the author of Look Who's Back , a radical and bold satire in inequitable times. Germany has imposed an upper limit on asylum seekers, and Europe's borders are closed. Beyond the Sahara, huge camps have been built for millions of people who have no choice but to wait. They have so much time on their hands they could have walked to Europe by now ... if the Sahara weren't in the way. When German model and star presenter Nadeche Hackenbusch visits the largest of the camps with MyTV, the young refugee Lionel recognises a unique opportunity: to organise 150,000 refugees and set off on a march to Europe, in full view of the media. German T.V. viewers are gripped and advertising money pours in. The German government is at a loss. As the convoy moves closer, through Jordan and Syria and into Turkey, and , and the anger of the Far Right bubbles over, Germany's far right interior minister Joseph Leubl faces his greatest challenge yet, and two urgent questions: What do we do now? And what kind of country do we want to live in? A new bold, close-to-the-knuckle novel from one of Europe's finest and most perceptive satirical writers, in which an outlandish conceit follows a kind of impeccable logic to a devastating conclusion. Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch

Bolder and funnier than Look Who's Back

Autorentext

The son of a German mother and a Hungarian father who fled the country in 1956, Timur Vermes was born in Nuremberg in 1967. He studied history and politics and went on to become a journalist. He has written for the Abendzeitung and the Cologne Express and worked for various magazines. He has ghostwritten several books since 2007. Look Who's Back has sold more than 250,000 copies in its English editions, and rights were sold to 35 territories.



Klappentext

By the author of Look Who's Back, a radical and bold satire in inequitable times.

REFUGEE CAMPS IN AFRICA ARE SWELLING

And Europe has closed its borders. The refugees have no future, no hope, and no money to pay the vast sums now demanded by people smugglers. But what they do have is time.

AND THEN AN ANGEL ARRIVES FROM REALITY T.V.

When German model and star presenter Nadeche Hackenbusch comes to film at the largest of the camps, one young refugee sees a unique opportunity: to organise a march to Europe, in full view of the media. Viewers are gripped as the vast convoy moves closer, but the far right in Germany is regrouping and the government is at a loss. Which country will halt the refugees in their tracks?

THE HUNGRY AND THE FAT

A devastating, close-to-the-knuckle satire about the haves and have-nots in our divided world by one of Europe's finest and most perceptive writers, in which an outlandish conceit follows a kind of impeccable logic to a devastating conclusion.

Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Hungry and the Fat
Untertitel: A bold new satire by the author of LOOK WHO'S BACK
Autor:
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EAN: 9781529400557
ISBN: 978-1-5294-0055-7
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Quercus
Genre: Romane & Erzählungen
Anzahl Seiten: 576
Gewicht: g
Größe: H222mm x B138mm
Jahr: 2020