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The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas

I read this when it first came out, and whilst living in Melbourne, where the story takes place. It is powerful and VERY insightful. I am really happy that the book has received worldwide recognition, it is deserving of every bit of praise it received.

Winner of the 2009 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Christos Tsiolkas's The Slap is a riveting page-turner and a powerful, haunting rumination on contemporary middle-class family life. When a man slaps a child who is not his own at a neighborhood barbecue, the act triggers a series of repercussions in the lives of the people who witness the event-causing them to reassess their values, expectations, and desires. For readers of Jonathan Franzen and Tom Perrotta, this is a compelling account of modern society and the way we live today.

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  • Laura

    Nuts! I didn't finish on time. I was looking forward to discussing this book, too.

    June 12, 2013

  • heather p.

    Restaurant was a bit noisy but otherwise great discussions, thanks all!

    June 12, 2013

  • Monica

    Had some dental work done... Not going to make it after all. Enjoy!

    June 12, 2013

  • Monica

    I'll be there.. See you then!

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Something came up and I can't make it tomorrow! Looking forward to the next meeting :)

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love the premise, but all the characters are so mean-spirited! I'm heading for kinder ground... Hope to attend the next mtg.

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    not the book for me...couldn't finish it

    May 16, 2013

  • heather p.

    OK the food is more middle eastern but couldn't find any interesting greek options!

    May 15, 2013

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