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The Slap

Christos Tsiolkas


PUBLISHED: 1st October 2010
ISBN: 9781741758207
ANNOTATION:
A novel about the relationships between children and adults, and the new Australian multicultural middle-class. From the controversial cult author of 'Loaded' and 'Dead Europe'.
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PUBLISHED: 1st October 2010
ISBN: 9781741758207
ANNOTATION:
A novel about the relationships between children and adults, and the new Australian multicultural middle-class. From the controversial cult author of 'Loaded' and 'Dead Europe'.

Annotation

A novel about the relationships between children and adults, and the new Australian multicultural middle-class. From the controversial cult author of 'Loaded' and 'Dead Europe'.

Publisher Description

At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own. This event has a shocking ricochet effect on a group of people, mostly friends, who are directly or indirectly influenced by the event. In this remarkable novel, Christos Tsiolkas turns his unflinching and all-seeing eye on to that which connects us all: the modern family and domestic life in the twenty-first century. The Slap is told from the points of view of eight people who were present at the barbecue. The slap and its consequences force them all to question their own families and the way they live, their expectations, beliefs and desires. What unfolds is a powerful, haunting novel about love, sex and marriage, parenting and children, and the fury and intensity - all the passions and conflicting beliefs - that family can arouse.

Author Biography

Christos Tsiolkas is the author of four novels: Loaded, which was made into the feature film Head-On, The Jesus Man and Dead Europe, which won the 2006 Age Fiction Prize and the 2006 Melbourne Best Writing Award. He won Overall Best Book the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2009, was shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award and won the Australian Literary Society Gold Medal for his latest novel, The Slap. He is also a playwright, essayist and screen writer. He lives in Melbourne.

Prizes

Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book 2009
Winner of ABIA Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2009
Winner of ABIA Australian Book of the Year 2009
Short-listed for Galaxy National Book Awards: International Author of the Year 2010

Product Details

Author
Christos Tsiolkas
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
ISBN-10
1741758203
ISBN-13
9781741758207
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
Australia
Year
2010
Pages
592
Publication Date
2010-10-01