The Slap (Paperback)
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Paperback 496 Pages / Published: 01/10/2011
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WINNER OF THE COMMONWEALTH WRITERS' PRIZE 2009
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2010

'A tremendously vital book in every sense.' - Sunday Times

At 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 this one slap reverberates through the lives of everyone who witnesses it happen.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9780857896520
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 465 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 36 mm
Edition: Tie-In

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“Dishearteningly unrealistic? Let's hope so...”

This book is about its characters and not really about the rights and wrongs surrounding the Slapping incident referred to in the book's title and the back cover blurb. Tsiolkas's characters that are... More

Paperback edition
24th November 2011
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“A missed opportunity”

We chose this as our January read for our book group. We thought it would be an interesting book about the social consequences after an adult slaps another persons child at a family barbecue. In fact it is a selection... More

Paperback edition
30th January 2011
Helpful? Upvote 45

“Disappointing. Over-rated.”

I looked forward to reading this book due to all of the hype surrounding it.
I read poor reviews, but started the book with an open mind.
Firstly, there are too many characters in the story to keep track off. None of... More

Paperback edition
30th January 2012
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