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The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
  

The Slap

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

As you might expect from an Australian author, this book tells it to you straight to the extent that, as you might expect from the title, it hits you right in the face. The Slap explores modern behavioural correctness in a world, and a language, where morality seems to have been turned upside down. For all its directness, this is a 21st Century book that deserves the praise that has been heaped upon it. But you might want to read it yourself before you lend it to your Mum.

March 2011 Book of the Month.

Click here to see Christos Tsiolkas' new book, Barracuda, which is published in January 2014.

If you like Christos Tsiolkas you might also like to read books by David Malouf, Bella Pollen and Steve Toltz.

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Synopsis

The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas

At a suburban barbecue one afternoon, a man slaps an unruly boy.

The boy is not his son.

It is a single act of violence, but this one slap reverberates through the lives of everyone who witnesses it happen.

Reviews

'Honestly, one of the three or four truly great novels of the new millennium.'
John Boyne

'A cool, calm, irresistible masterpiece.' Chris Cleave

'The Slap is nothing short of a tour de force.' Colm Toibin

'Now and then a book comes along that defines a summer. This year that book is The Slap...The writing has shades of Martin Amis, Nick Hornby and Anne Tyler... The ideal summer read.' Daily Telegraph

'As addictive as the best soap opera.' Daily Mail

'A tremendously vital book in every sense.' Sunday Times

'Dazzling.' Independent

About the Author

Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas is the author of four novels: Loaded (filmed as Head-On) The Jesus Man and Dead Europe, which won the 2006 Age Fiction Prize and the 2006 Melbourne Best Writing Award. The Slap won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize 2009 and was shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the ALS Gold Medal. He is also a playwright, essayist and screen writer. He lives in Melbourne.

Author photo © Zoe Ali

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Book Info

Publication date

17th March 2011

Author

Christos Tsiolkas

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Author's Website

www.barracuda.net.au

Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Books of the Month
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781848873568

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