The Slap

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(688 Pages)
Product Number: LP2581
Released: 01 Oct, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781407488776
Publisher: W F Howes
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At a barbecue in a suburban Melbourne home, an unruly four-year-old boy is slapped by a man who isn't his father. It is a single act of violence, but this one slap reverberates through the lives of everyone who witnesses it happen. The fallout from this split-second incident is huge. In his controversial, award-winning novel, Christos Tsiolkas presents an apparently harmless domestic incident as seen from eight very different perspectives. The result is an unflinching interrogation of our lives today; of the modern family and domestic life in the twenty-first century, a deeply thought-provoking novel about boundaries and their limits...

Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
Awards:Winner of the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2009
Original Publish Date: 01 Oct, 2011

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Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
Product Number WEB4029
Released: 01 May, 2010
Business Term: Multiuse 75 Circ
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: #9781848878600

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"Whose side are you on? ‘A worthy winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize’ THE TELEGRAPH ‘A beautifully structured and executed examination of the complexity of modern living’ THE INDEPENDENT ‘One of the truly great novels of the new millennium’ JOHN BOYNE"

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