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“The Slap”, Christos Tsiolkas

June 28th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Australian, Literature

Synopsis: Man slaps boy. Mother sues man. The fragile and interdependent settlements of modern suburban life are disturbed. My Take: “The Slap” is clearly a very special book. As the editor of The Australian Literary Review, Stephen Romei, has noted, the book has realised: “a rare quadrella in publishing: it’s a page turner that sells [...]

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