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A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz
  

A Fraction of the Whole

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2008

One of two debut novels in the 2008 Man Booker shortlist and it certainly deserves the recognition. Great characterisation, plot and observations on a disjointed family.

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Synopsis

A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz

Martin Dean spent his entire life analyzing absolutely everything – from the benefits of suicide to the virtues of strip clubs and passing on his self-taught knowledge to his son, Jasper. But now that his father's dead, Jasper can fully reflect on the man who raised him in intellectual captivity, and the irony is this: theirs was a great adventure.

As he recollects the extraordinary events that led to his father's demise, Jasper recounts a boyhood of outrageous schemes and shocking discoveries – about his infamous criminal uncle, his mysteriously absent mother, and Martin's constant battle to leave his mark on the world. From the Australian bush to the cafes of Paris; from the highs of first love to the lows of failed ambition, this is an unforgettable, rollicking and deeply moving family story.

About the Author

Steve Toltz

Steve Toltz was born in Sydney, Australia. A Fraction of the Whole, his first novel, was
released in 2008 to widespread critical acclaim. It was shortlisted for the 2008 Man
Booker Prize and the 2008 Guardian First Book Award. He currently lives in New York.

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Publication date

29th May 2008

Author

Steve Toltz

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Hardback

Categories

Literary Fiction
Debuts of the Month
All Shortlists and Winners


ISBN

9780241143902

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