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The Capital: A "House of Cards" for the E.U.
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The Capital: A "House of Cards" for the E.U. (Paperback)

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THE PRIZE-WINNING SATIRICAL BESTSELLER - MORE THAN 500,000 COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE



"I enjoyed The Capital so much . . . A major book" New York Times

"First-class satire" Guardian

"A deliciously vicious and timely satire" Financial Times

"Mischievous yet profound" Economist

"Thoroughly entertaining" Spectator

"[A] polyphonic EU satire" The Times



A "HOUSE OF CARDS" FOR THE EU



The Capital is a brilliantly entertaining satire, a crime story, a comedy of manners . . . and a wild pig chase. This is the tale of a continent, a city and its inhabitants as they navigate their way through the confusing tangle of 21st-century life.



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Brussels. A hive of tragic heroes, manipulative losers, involuntary accomplices. No wonder the European Commission is keen to improve its image.



The fiftieth anniversary of the European Commission approaches, and the Directorate-General for Culture is tasked with organising an appropriate celebration. When Fenia Xenopoulou's assistant comes up with a plan to put Auschwitz at the very centre of the jubilee, she is delighted. But she has neglected to take the other E.U. institutions into account.



Meanwhile the city is on the lookout for a runaway pig. And what about the farmers who take to the streets to protest against restrictions blocking the export of pigs to China?



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See what the critics are saying about The Capital:



"Omniscient" New York Times

"An exceptional work" Kirkus Reviews

"Deliciously witty" Metro

"Elegant . . . brilliantly constructed" Die Zeit

"Robert Menasse is pioneering the genre of Eurolit" Financial Times



WINNER OF THE GERMAN BOOK PRIZE



Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch

Fiction & PoetryFiction in translation Publisher: Quercus Publishing Publication Date: 20/02/2020 ISBN-13: 9780857058645  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Robert Menasse was born in Vienna in 1954 and studied there before moving to Brazil, where he lived for six years as a professor of literature at the University of Sao Paulo. He is the author of several novels translated into English, including Wings of Stone and Reverse Thrust, and of a work of non-fiction, Enraged Citizens, European Peace and Democratic Deficits: Or Why the Democracy Given to Us Must Become One We Fight for (2016). In 2017 he was awarded the German Book Prize for Die Hauptstadt (The Capital).

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