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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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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