A Fraction of the Whole

CD - unabridged
(21 CDs)
Product Number: CX284
Released: 01 Jan, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781407432144
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Description

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. From his prison cell, Jasper Dean tells the unlikely story of his scheming father Martin, his crazy Uncle Terry and how the three of them upset - mostly unintentionally - an entire continent. Incorporating death, parenting (good and bad kinds), one labyrinth, first love, a handbook for criminals, a scheme to make everyone rich and an explosive suggestion box, Steve Toltz's A Fraction of the Whole is a hilarious, heartbreaking story of families and how to survive them.

Author(s): Steve Toltz
Original Publish Date: 01 Jan, 2009

All Formats/Editions

eBook
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Author(s): Steve Toltz
Genre: Humorous
Product Number WEB73526
Released: 29 May, 2008
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 36 Circs
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: #9780141919751
Playaway
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Author(s): Steve Toltz
Product Number D0416
Released: 01 Apr, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781407436340

Professional reviews

"'Utterly brilliant.' THE TIMES 'Sparkling comic writing.' THE INDEPENDENT. 'A grand achievement and the debut of a great comic talent... go away and read it.' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'With tinges of magical realism and buckets of misanthropic humour it's a clever and funny debut.' THE OBSERVER 'Brilliantly read by both actors to make you mourn as much as laugh, this David Copperfield Down Under on speed with son is an epic in every sense, including length. But don't be tempted, even if there is one, to get an abridged version. Every macabre detail, every chaotic incident, every wisecrack is an essential fraction of the whole. Heartfelt thanks to Whole Story Audio for getting this and half the other 2008 Booker shortlist out so quickly. To cut a single sentence would be criminal.' SUE ARNOLD, THE GUARDIAN"

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