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The Slap Audio CD – Audiobook, 7 Jan 2010

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing; Unabridged edition (7 Jan. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1742145760
  • ISBN-13: 978-1742145761
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 16.3 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars 550 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,113,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review

"Tsiolkas is a hard-edged, powerful writer....The novel transcends both suburban Melbourne and the Australian continent, leaving us exhausted but gasping with admiration."

"This astute exploration of suburban aspirations and failings . . . . vividly demonstrates the wide-ranging effects of a single moment's rash decision. . . . Beyond simply igniting the plot, the fateful slap draws attention to generational and philosophical differences regarding family life and the complex political, social, and ethnic milieu of contemporary Australia."

"Radiates with vitality as it depicts the messy complications of family life."

"Complex and multilayered. ...intertwined lives and slowly revealed connections make for a singular reading experience."

"Wildly energetic and fearless, thrillingly about our lives now."
-- Helen Garner, author of The Spare Room
"A gripping suburban fable."

"Strikingly tender . . . it claws into you with its freshness and truth."

""The Slap" tells a layered, briskly paced story about complex people. Think Tom Wolfe meets Philip Roth. Or "The Sopranos" meets "The Real Housewives of Orange County""

"Brilliant, beautiful, shockingly lucid and real, this is a novel as big as life built from small, secret, closely observed beats of the human heart. A cool, calm, irresistible masterpiece."
-- Chris Cleave, author of LITTLE BEE
"A novel of immense power and scope, reminiscent of Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections" and Don DeLillo's "Underworld.""
-- Colm Toibin, author of BROOKLYN and THE MASTER

Tsiolkas is a hard-edged, powerful writer .The novel transcends both suburban Melbourne and the Australian continent, leaving us exhausted but gasping with admiration.

This astute exploration of suburban aspirations and failings . . . . vividly demonstrates the wide-ranging effects of a single moment s rash decision. . . . Beyond simply igniting the plot, the fateful slap draws attention to generational and philosophical differences regarding family life and the complex political, social, and ethnic milieu of contemporary Australia.

Radiates with vitality as it depicts the messy complications of family life.

Complex and multilayered. intertwined lives and slowly revealed connections make for a singular reading experience.

Wildly energetic and fearless, thrillingly about our lives now.
Helen Garner, author of The Spare Room
A gripping suburban fable.

Strikingly tender . . . it claws into you with its freshness and truth.

"The Slap tells a layered, briskly paced story about complex people. Think Tom Wolfe meets Philip Roth. Or The Sopranos meets The Real Housewives of Orange County"

Brilliant, beautiful, shockingly lucid and real, this is a novel as big as life built from small, secret, closely observed beats of the human heart. A cool, calm, irresistible masterpiece.
Chris Cleave, author of LITTLE BEE
A novel of immense power and scope, reminiscent of Jonathan Franzen s The Corrections and Don DeLillo s Underworld.
Colm Toibin, author of BROOKLYN and THE MASTER" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review

"One of Australia's pre-eminent contemporary novelists." (The Age)

"Riveting from beginning to end." (The Guardian)

"... this is a beautifully structured and executed examination of the complexity of modern living; a compelling journey into the darkness of suburbia." (The Independent)

"This is a perfect summer book – not too demanding but a lovely juggle of colour and good stories." (The Sydney Morning Herald)

"The Slap is a disturbing book but it is also funny and endearing, presenting the diversity of the Australian experience with a big, warm heart in the middle." (The Independent Weekly)

"...the great thing about The Slap is that it cannot be neatly summarised. Tsiolkas uses his premise as a guide-line to stabilise his larger structure, but his real talent is for exploring the inner lives of his eight primary characters, four women and four men, ranging in age from 18 to 70. And each of these characters is a sharp observer of those around him or her, so many more lives are illuminated as well." (The Guardian) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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