by Christos Tsiolkas - £8.99 Atlantic Books (2011)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781848873568 | ISBN 10: 1848873565
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2009
At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own... Whose side are you on?
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 the slap reverberates through the lives of everyone who witnesses it happen.
Christos Tsiolkas presents the impact of this apparently minor domestic incident through the eyes of eight of those who witness it. The result is an unflinching interrogation of the life of the modern family, a deeply thought-provoking novel about boundaries and their limits...
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