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