The Slap Paperback
Part of the Atlantic Cult Classics series
WINNER OF THE COMMONWEALTH WRITERS' PRIZE 2009 THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERLONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2010'A tremendously vital book in every sense.' - Sunday TimesAt a suburban barbecue one afternoon, a man slaps an unruly boy. The boy is not his son. It is a single act of violence, but the slap reverberates through the lives of everyone who witnesses it happen.
Christos Tsiolkas presents the impact of this apparently minor domestic incident through the eyes of eight of those who witness it.
The result is an unflinching interrogation of the life of the modern family, a deeply thought-provoking novel about boundaries and their limits...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 01/03/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781848873568