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The Slap (Paperback)
  • The Slap (Paperback)
Paperback Published: 17/03/2011
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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: 9781848873568

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“Dont bother”

At the begining there is a lot of charactors to get your head around, I had to keep going back to find out who was who. the plot was very boring (the title gives it away) was weak alothough it can be thought... More

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

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