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Wouldn’t the migrant crisis make fantastic reality TV? Timur Vermes’s The Hungry and the Fat reviewed

21 February 2020

10:00 PM

21 February 2020

10:00 PM

The Hungry and the Fat Timur Vermes, translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch

MacLehose Press, pp.560, £16.99

The context for The Hungry and the Fat, Timur Vermes’s new satirical novel, is not as far-fetched as all that. We’re just a short distance in the future, a time when a prosperous Europe is under pressure to formulate its responses to the massive refugee camps that are swelling all over Africa.

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