The explosive first novel from the author of The Slap
Ari is nineteen, Greek, gay, unemployed, looking for something - anything - to take him away from his aimless existence in suburban Melbourne. Torn between the traditional Greek world of his parents and friends and the alluring, destructive world of clubs and drugs and anonymous sex, all Ari can do is ease his pain in the only way he knows how.
PRAISE FOR CHRISTOS TSIOLKAS AND LOADED:
'Passionate and angry, Loaded is one of the finest Australian novels I have read...pushing the reader into a face-to-face confrontation with the tensions that underlie Australian culture' James Bradley, author of The Resurrectionist
'Witness the excoriating power of Christos Tsiolkas's novel, Loaded, with its acidic, intelligent protagonist... Extraordinary' The Australian
'One of the most significant contemporary storytellers at work today' Colm Toibinshow more