A Fraction Of The Whole
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A Fraction Of The Whole

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Meet the Deans 'The fact is, the whole of Australia despises my father more than any other man, just as they adore my uncle more than any other man. I might as well set the story straight about both of them.' Heroes or Criminals? Crackpots or Visionaries? Relatives or Enemies? It's a simple family story... Visit the website here 'Riotously funny. . . deserves a place next to A Confederancy of Dunces.' - Wall Street Journal 'A rich father-and-son story packed with incident, humour and characters reminiscent in styles of Charles Dickens and John Irving. . . A Fraction of the Whole soars like a rocket.' - LA Times 'A grand achievement and the debut of a great comic talent. But it also has a heart. . . go away and read it.' - Sunday Times 'Toltz brings all the energy and assurance of a young Peter Carey to this burlesque, bravura performance.' - Irish Times 'A gloriously absorbing, preposterous and funny excursion to the brink of madness and the meaning of life.' - Sunday Telegraph SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2008 MAN BOOKER PRIZE
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Product details

  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 42mm | 487g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143009524
  • 9780143009528
  • 101,626

About Steve Toltz

Steve Toltz was born in Sydney. His first novel, A Fraction of the Whole, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award. afractionofthewhole.com.au Facebook http-//stevetoltz.com
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11,166 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
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4 34% (3,850)
3 17% (1,870)
2 6% (626)
1 2% (224)
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