OverviewIn this ironic, hilarious, and poignant story, Otto Prohaska is a submarine captain serving the almost-landlocked Austro-Hungarian Empire. He faces a host of unlikely circumstances, from petrol poisoning to exploding lavatories to trigger-happy Turks. All signs point to the total collapse of the bloated empire he serves, but Otto refuses to abandon the Habsburgs in their hour of need.
Reviews"Stark realism and finely crafted humor... use of narration, his thorough knowledge, and good technical details make this novel compelling reading." —Library Journal
"Biggins writes with a fine sense of the sea and a truly marvelous wit." —Booklist
Author BiographyJohn Biggins came across photos of the Austro-Hungarian submarine service in 1987. He subsequently wrote the four-book Otto Prohaska series, a cult classic with literary flair and an ironic twist. A native of England, Biggins currently lives in the Netherlands.