The Ugly

Paperback | September 7, 2016

byAlexander Boldizar

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Muzhduk the Ugli the Fourth is a 300-pound boulder-throwing mountain man from Siberia whose tribal homeland is stolen by an American lawyer out to build a butterfly conservatory for wealthy tourists. In order to restore his people’s land and honor, Muzhduk must travel to Harvard Law School to learn how to throw words instead of boulders. His anarchic adventures span continents, from Siberia to Cambridge to Africa, as he fights fellow students, Tuareg rebels, professors of law, dark magic, bureaucrats, heatstroke, postmodernists, and eventually time and space. A wild existential comedic romp, The Ugly tells the tale of a flawed and unlikely hero struggling against the machine that shapes the people who govern our world.

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Muzhduk the Ugli the Fourth is a 300-pound boulder-throwing mountain man from Siberia whose tribal homeland is stolen by an American lawyer out to build a butterfly conservatory for wealthy tourists. In order to restore his people’s land and honor, Muzhduk must travel to Harvard Law School to learn how to throw words instead of boulder...

Alexander Boldizar was the first post-independence Slovak citizen to graduate with a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School. Since then, he has been an art gallery director in Bali, an attorney in San Francisco and Prague, a pseudo-geisha in Japan, a hermit in Tennessee, a paleontologist in the Sahara, a porter in the High Arctic,...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:372 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.83 inPublished:September 7, 2016Publisher:Brooklyn Arts Press LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1936767473

ISBN - 13:9781936767472

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"A picaresque novel about mountain people, Harvard lawyers, the heft of rocks, and the power of words. The Ugly brims with intelligence and humor."-Laila Lalami, author of The Moor's Account, Pulitzer Prize finalist "In his restrained and stark prose, Boldizar mixes a kind of fabulism with the absurd. The Ugly combines history and hilarity, and offers a sardonic view of the law and legal system. This is a strange and bold novel, original in its scope, story, and point of view. A wild fictional ride that will leave you wanting more."-Nina Swamidoss McConigley, author of Cowboys and East Indians, winner of the PEN Open Book Award "Boldizar has opened a door into the parallel universe of myth. Out of it has stepped a modern day Beowulf."-Alan Stone, author of Movies and the Moral Adventure of Life, former president of the American Psychiatric Association