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Steve Toltz

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän

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Image credit: Author Steve Toltz at the 2016 Texas Book Festival. By Nv8200pa - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53331505

Tekijän teokset

A Fraction of the Whole (2008) 1,932 kappaletta
Quicksand (2015) 167 kappaletta
Here Goes Nothing (2022) 112 kappaletta

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BooksInMirror | 77 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 19, 2024 |
Wonderful. Uproarious. Captivating.
Why don’t more people discuss Toltz when they discuss pivotal Australian novelists?
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therebelprince | 77 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 24, 2023 |
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.… (lisätietoja)
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kevinkevbo | 77 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 14, 2023 |
Magnificent, hilarious, insightful- what more could you ask for?
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