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A thoroughly entertaining fiction that serves both as a sort of campus satire and a novel of ideas.... With its zest, pace and wit, Jamie Bulloch's translation serves him [Menasse] splendidly.--Boyd Tonkin, The Spectator

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THE PRIZE-WINNING SATIRICAL BESTSELLER FROM THE ACCLAIMED ROBERT MENASSE

MORE THAN 500,000 COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE

A "HOUSE OF CARDS" FOR THE EU

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. The Capital is a brilliantly entertaining satire, a crime story, a comedy of manners . . . and a wild pig chase.

"First-class satire" Guardian"

"A deliciously vicious and timely satire" Financial Times

"Mischievous yet profound" Economist

"Thoroughly entertaining" Spectator

"A romp" Politico

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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 2017


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1198 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: MacLehose Press (21 February 2019)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07D2G3KFK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #69,832 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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