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Rates of Exchange by Malcolm Bradbury
  

Synopsis

Rates of Exchange by Malcolm Bradbury

Slaka! Land of lake and forest, of beetroot and tractor. Slaka! Land whose borders are sometimes here, often further north, and sometimes not at all! Dr Petworth is on a cultural exchange to the small (and fictional) Eastern European country of Slaka. Pallid and middle-aged, Dr Petworth might appear stuffy, but during his short stay he manages to embroil himself in the thorny thickets of sexual intrigue and love, while still finding time to see the major sites. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1983, Rates of Exchange took Bradbury's satirical gifts to a new level.

Reviews

'Explosively funny'
Daily Telegraph

'The work of a master not only of language and comedy, but of feeling too'
Claire Tomalin

'A satirist of great assurance and accomplishment.'
Observer

About the Author

Malcolm Bradbury was a well-known novelist, critic and academic, and founder of the creative writing department at the University of East Anglia. He was the author of seven novels, including The History Man and Rates of Exchange, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He was awarded a knighthood in 2000 and died the same year.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th August 2012

Author

Malcolm Bradbury

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Publisher

Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
368 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781447222712

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