By Christos Tsiolkas (The winner of the Australian Literary Society Gold Medal for The Slap.)
At a suburban barbecue one afternoon, a man slaps an unruly boy. The boy is not his own. It’s a single act of violence, but the slap reverberates through the lives of everyone who witnesses it.
Told through the eyes of eight of those present at the barbecue, this acclaimed bestseller is an unflinching interrogation of the life of the modern family.
Poignant and provocative, The Slap makes us question the nature of commitment and happiness, compromise and truth.
Whose side are you on?
- Publisher: Allen & Unwin
- Published: 01 September 2011
- Format: Paperback 588 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781742375601
- ISBN 10: 174237560X
Price at 15th October 2011
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Christos Tsiolkas is the author of:
- The Jesus Man
- Dead Europe (the 2006 Age Fiction Prize and the 2006 Melbourne Best Writing Award)
He won Overall Best Book in the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2009, also shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award, and longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize.
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