The Jesus Man

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"The Jesus Man tells the story of three brothers, Dominic, Tommy and Louie, who come from a Greek-Italian family haunted by its history. When Tommy is made redundant from work and can't find another job, he finds the voices in his head becoming louder and louder as he sinks inexorably into pornography, violence and madness. Tommy snaps and murders someone who may or may not be a serial sex killer of children, and then castrates and kills himself, leaving his family numb with grief and incomprehension and at the mercy of the ensuing media feeding frenzy.The Jesus Man is told from the point of view of Louie, the youngest brother, who is struggling to make sense of Tommy's death and the kind of world in which such tragedies are commonplace."--Publisher's website.

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The Jesus Man

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In his second novel, Christos Tsiolkas (Loaded) searches for the roots of a family's melancholy and fatalism. The Jesus Man is set mainly in the outereastern suburbs of Melbourne between the fall of ... Read full review

Contents

Section One Dominic Stefano
9
Section Two Thomas Stefano
37
Blonde Mary
39
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About the author (1999)

Christos Tsiolkas is the author of four novels- Loaded (filmed as Head-On) The Jesus Man and Dead Europe, which won the 2006 Age Fiction Prize and the 2006 Melbourne Best Writing Award. The Slap won the Commonwealth Writer's Prize 2009 and was shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the ALS Gold Medal. He is also a playwright, essayist and screen writer. He lives in Melbourne.

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