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The Slap

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.
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The must-read novel of the summer.' Guardian Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, THE SLAP is the most talked-about novel of 2010, and looks set to be the most read book of 2011. 'Honestly, one of the three or four truly great novels of the new millennium.' John Boyne

About the Author

Christos Tsiolkas is the author of four novels: Loaded (filmed as Head-On) The Jesus Man and Dead Europe, which won the 2006 Age Fiction Prize and the 2006 Melbourne Best Writing Award. The Slap won the Commonwealth Writer's Prize 2009 and was shortlisted for the 2009 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the ALS Gold Medal. He is also a playwright, essayist and screen writer. He lives in Melbourne.

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