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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Loved the style of writing, but in the end, it was just ridiculously long. Could have had a good one-third cut from it. Read full review

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This book is original, observant, and humorous, and the author possesses a unique, cynical wit. I would also say it's uneven at times, and the humor doesn't work all the way through, though it never ... Read full review

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