The Resource The Slap

The Slap

Label
The Slap
Title
The Slap
Statement of responsibility
Christos Tsiolkas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own. In this remarkable novel, Christos Tsiolkas turns his unflinching and all-seeing eye onto that which connects us all: the modern family and domestic life in the twenty-first century. The Slap is told from the points of view of eight people who were present at the barbecue. The slap and its consequences force them all to question their own families and the way they live, their expectations, beliefs and desires.What unfolds is a powerful, haunting novel about love, sex and marriage, parenting and children, and the fury and intensity - all the passions and conflicting beliefs - that family can arouse. In its clear-eyed and forensic dissection of the ever-growing middle class and its aspirations and fears, The Slap is also a poignant, provocative novel about the nature of loyalty and happiness, compromise and truth
Summary
At a festive barbecue in the Melbourne suburb a man slaps the child of another couple, triggering a court case and a variety of confrontations within the lives of the the families and friends present
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year, 2009.
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, 2009.
  • Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, 2009.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book, 2009.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South East Asia and South Pacific: Best Book, 2009.
  • Nielsen BookData Australian Booksellers’ Choice Award, 2009.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, 2009.
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
319926
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tsiolkas, Christos
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literary Fiction
  • Australian Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Slap
Instantiates
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
BORROWBOX:BOL_003949
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781742673080
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Slap
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
BORROWBOX:BOL_003949
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781742673080
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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