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The Slap

The Slap

Author: Christos Tsiolkas
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The basis for the NBC event series directed by Lisa Cholodenko and starring Uma Thurman, Peter Sarsgaard, and Zachary Quinto.


In this powerful and riveting novel reminiscent of Liane Moriarty's Truly, Madly, Guilty, literary phenomenon Christos Tsiolkas unflinchingly exposes the inner workings of domestic life, friendship, and parenthood in the twenty-first century, and reminds us of the passions and malice that family loyalty can provoke. When a man slaps another couple's child at a neighborhood barbecue, the event send unforeseeable shock waves through the lives of all who are witness to it. Told from the points of view of eight people who were present, The Slap shows how a single action can change the way people think about how they live, what they want, and what they believe forever.


Winner of Commonwealth Writers' Prize Overall Best Book 2009 and ABIA Australian Book of the Year 2009 and ABIA Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2009. Shortlisted for Galaxy National Book Awards: International Author of the Year 2010.

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General Fields

  • : 9781741758207
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : October 2010
  • : books

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  • : Christos Tsiolkas
  • : Paperback
  • : 588