A Fraction of the Whole

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Penguin Books, 2008 - Australian 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... Visit the website here 'Riotously funny. . . deserves a place next to A Confederancy of Dunces.' - Wall Street Journal'A rich father-and-son story packed with incident, humour and characters reminiscent in styles of Charles Dickens and John Irving. . . A Fraction of the Wholesoars like a rocket.' - LA Times'A grand achievement and the debut of a great comic talent. But it also has a heart. . . go away and read it.' - Sunday Times'Toltz brings all the energy and assurance of a young Peter Carey to this burlesque, bravura performance.' - Irish Times'A gloriously absorbing, preposterous and funny excursion to the brink of madness and the meaning of life.' - Sunday TelegraphSHORTLISTED FOR THE 2008 MAN BOOKER PRIZE

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User Review  - anotherplanet - Borders

Steve Toltz really kept me reading through this humorous and fascinating story of a boy and his father. I was skeptical at first reading the description, but I'm so glad I picked it up! It was unlike ... Read full review

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For those who, if they think of it at all, think of Australia as a bloated island full of Tasmanian devils, baby-devouring dingoes, and convicts, with an iconic opera house thrown in, this eagerly ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Steve Toltz was born in Sydney. His first novel, A Fraction of the Whole, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award.

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