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Jose Costa has just attended the Anonymous Writers Congress in Istanbul and is on his way back to Rio when a bomb scare on his flight forces him to spend a night in Budapest. Fascinated by the Hungarian language - he is after all a ghost writer by trade and a man who lives by language - he spends the night watching television, trying to pick out words in this tongue, 'the only one the devil respects'. In charting Jose's life we enter a storytelling labyrinth, as his myth-making, love-making and essays into another culture become mired in the world where celebrities make reputations and fortunes from the writing of others, and where the reader is not sure what language, or what reality, is being offered

    

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Hardback Editions

September 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Budapest: A Novel
Author(s): Chico Buarque
ISBN: 0-8021-1782-1 / 978-0-8021-1782-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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May 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Budapest
Author(s): Chico Buarque
ISBN: 0-7475-7365-4 / 978-0-7475-7365-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Paperback Editions

June 2010 : USA Paperback

Title: BUDAPEST
Author(s): Buarque Chico
ISBN: 0-8478-8894-0 / 978-0-8478-8894-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: CUSPIDE
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August 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Budapest. Chico Buarque
Author(s): Chico Buarque
ISBN: 0-7475-7370-0 / 978-0-7475-7370-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing plc
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September 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Budapest: A Novel
Author(s): Chico Buarque
ISBN: 0-8021-4214-1 / 978-0-8021-4214-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA