A fraction of the whole

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Hamish Hamilton, Mar 3, 2008 - Fiction - 710 pages
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Meet the Deans: 'The fact is, the whole of Australia despises my father more than any other man, just as they adore my uncle more than any other man. I might as well set the story straight about both of them.' Heroes or criminals? Crackpots or visionaries? Relatives or enemies? It's a simple family story... From the New South Wales bush to bohemian Paris, from sports fields to strip clubs, from the jungles of Thailand to a leaky boat in the Pacific, 'A Fraction of the Whole' follows the Deans on their freewheeling, scathingly funny and finally deepy moving quest to leave their mark on the world. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2008.

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

Funny. Brilliant. Dense. The protagonist Martin Dean on Europe: "Paris-perfect city to be lonely & miserable in. O London! You grisly town! You cold gray cloud! You low-lying layer of mist & fog. You ... Read full review

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User Review  - Grace Harwood - Goodreads

Just when I'd completely and utterly lost faith in publishing - just when you think they're all corrupt bastards who are owned by pop stars and footballers - Penguin come up trumps and publish ... Read full review

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