The Ugly


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$19.95  $18.35
Brooklyn Arts Press LLC
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.83 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author

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, a police-abuse watchdog in New York City, an editor and art critic in Jakarta and Singapore, and a consultant on Wall Street. His writing has won the PEN/Nob Hill prize and was the Breadloaf nominee for Best New American Voices. Boldizar currently lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where his hobbies include throwing boulders and choking people while wearing pajamas, for which he won a gold medal at the Pan American Championships and a bronze at the World Masters Championships of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. For several years, an online Korean dictionary had him listed as its entry for ugly.


"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