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A Fraction of the Whole

by Steve Toltz

Meet the Deans

 The fact is, the whole of Australia despises my father more than any other man, just as they adore my uncle more than any other man. I might as well set the story straight about both of them.

Heroes or Criminals? Crackpots or Visionaries? Relatives or Enemies?

It’s a simple family story…

Shortlisted for the 2008 Man Booker Prize.

A rich father-and-son story packed with incident, humour and characters reminiscent in styles of Charles Dickens and John Irving. . . A Fraction of the Whole soars like a rocket.’ – LA Times


‘A grand achievement and the debut of a great comic talent. But it also has a heart. . . go away and read it.’ – Sunday Times

‘Toltz brings all the energy and assurance of a young Peter Carey to this burlesque, bravura performance.’ – Irish Times

‘A gloriously absorbing, preposterous and funny excursion to the brink of madness and the meaning of life.’ – Sunday Telegraph



01 January, 2008

About Steve Toltz

Steve Toltz was born in Sydney. A Fraction of the Whole is his first novel.

Other books by Steve Toltz


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