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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0143117149
ISBN-13: 9780143117148
Sku: 211824565
Publish Date: 4/27/2010
Pages:  482
Age Range:  22 to UP
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His eyes still shut, a dream dissolving and already impossible to recall, Hector's hand sluggishly reached across the bed. Good. Aish was up. (from the first line)
At a festive barbecue in the Melbourne suburb a man slaps the child of another couple, triggering a court case and a variety of confrontations within the lives of the the families and friends present. *Author: Tsiolkas, Christos *Publication Date: 2010/04/27 *Number of Pages: 482 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
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Winner of the 2009 Commonwealth Prize for Best Book, THE SLAP has a brilliantly simple premise that allows it to explore a host of contemporary issues. At a crowded barbecue in the Melbourne suburbs hosted by a Greek-Australian man and his Indian wife the host's cousin slaps a boy for bullying his son. The act leads to a lawsuit and causes a chain-reaction of consequences among those involved. Focusing on ten characters, each with their own lengthy chapter, THE SLAP does more than interrogate the ethics of hitting a child, it exposes a wide variety of emotional diseases lurking beneath the surface of the placid suburban surface: drugs, adultery, racism, and the alarming chasm between generations and cultures. Written in a direct, arresting prose, Christos Tsiolkas demonstrates great acuity at capturing a wide variety of voices. Indeed, Tsiolkas has such a good ear that his novel often seems to be channeling the secret confessions of an entire community. THE SLAP is a bold, often disturbing, look at the fears and desires churning beneath society's polite veneer.

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"Tsiolkas navigates through his story with uncanny skill. One minute he's an aging Greek grandfather; the next he's an adolescent taking an overdose; he is young and old, man and woman, drunk and sober. He gets so close to his characters that the reader almost pleads with him to treat them more kindly....[T]he novel transcends both suburban Melbourne and the Australian continent, leaving us exhausted but gasping with admiration." - Brigitte Weeks 04/27/2010

"...Tsiolkas has a rich theme and he makes good use of it....THE SLAP lays bare the ways in which parenting has stopped being a private matter and has gone public, by using a simple, explosive plot device." - Ingrid Wassenaar 05/07/2010

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0482
Product attributePublisher:   Penguin Books
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