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Steve Toltz

Autor(a) de A Fraction of the Whole

4 Works 2,222 Membros 90 Reviews 5 Favorited

About the Author

Steve Toltz was born in 1972 in Sydney. His first novel, A Fraction of the Whole, was released in 2008. It is a comic novel which tells the history of a family of Australian outcasts. The narration of the novel alternates between Jasper Dean, a philosophical, idealistic boy, who grows up throughout mostrar mais the novel and his father, Martin Dean, a philosopher and shut-in described at the start of the novel as "the most hated man in all of Australia" The novel has repeatedly been compared favourably to John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer Prize winning novel A Confederacy of Dunces. A Fraction of the Whole was shortlisted for the 2008 Man Booker Prize and the 2008 Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, Quicksand, is expected to be published in 2015. He will be at the Oz, New Zealand festival of literature and arts program in 2015 in London. He will also be at the Sydney Writers Festival 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Steve Toltz

A Fraction of the Whole (2008) 1,937 cópias
Quicksand (2015) 168 cópias
Here Goes Nothing (2022) 116 cópias

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Wonderful. Uproarious. Captivating.
Why don’t more people discuss Toltz when they discuss pivotal Australian novelists?
 
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therebelprince | outras 78 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |
The term The Great American Novel is often bandied about. But what about The Great Australian Novel ? How come a country so full of fascinating characters has produced so few stories about them? Well this is it. The Great Australian Novel. The fun loving, rebellious, heroic & egalitarian nature of the Australian character is displayed on virtually every page. Every page contains insanely brilliant and incredibly hilarious observations of modern day Australian society. All aspects are covered. And, make no mistake about it, lots of them are attacked quite viciously. The author's favorite targets appear to be The Media, Politicians, Religion, The Penal System,and The Judicial System. This book will teach you all there is to know about the Australian character. At the same time it'll make you think. It'll make you laugh. It'll make you cry.… (mais)
 
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kevinkevbo | outras 78 resenhas | Jul 14, 2023 |
Magnificent, hilarious, insightful- what more could you ask for?
 
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diveteamzissou | outras 9 resenhas | Dec 2, 2022 |

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Obras
4
Membros
2,222
Popularidade
#11,537
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
90
ISBNs
80
Idiomas
12
Favorito
5

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