The Slap

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Allen & Unwin, 2011 - Australia - 584 pages
At a suburban barbecue one afternoon, a man slaps an unruly boy. The boy is not his own. It's a single act of violence, but the slap reverberates through the lives of everyone who witnesses it. Told through the eyes of eight of those present at the barbecue, this acclaimed bestseller is an unflinching interrogation of the life of the modern family. Poignant and provocative, The Slap makes us question the nature of commitment and happiness, compromise and truth. Whose side are you on?

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

5490. The Slap, by Christos Tsiolkas (read 1 Aug 2017) This is an icky, repulsive novel laid in Melbourne, Australia. A man slaps a 3-year-old brat who certainly deserves reprimanding. This slap takes ... Read full review

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User Review  - gayla.bassham - LibraryThing

So apparently this is a hugely controversial addition to the Booker longlist, and some people are very upset it was included. I think it's one of the best books I've read this year. I expected it to ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Christos Tsiolkas is an Australian author who made the finalist for the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2015. He also won a Queensland Literary Award 2015 in the Steele Rudd Award category for a Short Story Collection.

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