Gunter Grass, says The Times, 'is on his own as an artist', and indeed this extraordinary, provoking and joyously Rabelaisian celebration of life, food and sex is unique. Lifted from their ancient fairytale, the fisherman and his wife are still living today.
During the months of Ilsebill's pregnancy, the fisherman tells her of his adventures through time with the Flounder, constituting a complete reworking of social, political and gastronomic history.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 560 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/07/1997
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780749394851