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This is an auction for THE SLAP by Christos Tsiolkas.

Amazon.com reviews:

"Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2009, this title is an international bestseller. At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own. It is a single act of violence, but this one slap reverberates through the lives of everyone who witnesses it happen. In his controversial, award-winning novel, Christos Tsiolkas presents an apparently harmless domestic incident as seen from eight very different perspectives. The result is an unflinching interrogation of our lives today; of the modern family and domestic life in the twenty-first century, a deeply thought-provoking novel about boundaries and their limits . . . "

"FIVE STARS!!! THE SLAP is not a novel that's comfortable to read. Each character has elements that are distasteful, even shocking. But it is a stunning work, and compulsively readable. You will recognise parts of yourself - perhaps parts of your self that you would rather not admit existed - in the stories of those present at the titular incident. The aftermath of one afternoon's frustration is not just about child control; it's about parts of the human condition we don't often pause to consider."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 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 Writers' Prize 2009 and was shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the ALS Gold Medal.

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 2008.

485 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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