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The Slap

(2008)
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Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2009, this title is an international bestseller. At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own...The reverberations call into question the relationships between all those who witness it. At a suburban barbecue one afternoon, a man slaps an unruly 3-year-old boy. The boy is not his son. It is a single act of violence, but this one slap reverberates through the lives of everyone who witnesses it happen. In his controversial, award-winning novel, Christos Tsiolkas presents an apparently harmless domestic incident as seen from eight very different perspectives. The result is an unflinching interrogation of our lives today; of the modern family and domestic life in the twenty-first century, a deeply thought-provoking novel about boundaries and their limits...


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"One of the truly great novels of the new millenium." - John Boyne


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April 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: The Slap
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 1-78649-503-1 / 978-1-78649-503-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Slap
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 0-14-312870-1 / 978-0-14-312870-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Slap
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 0-14-312266-5 / 978-0-14-312266-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Slap: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2010
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 1-84887-356-5 / 978-1-84887-356-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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October 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Slap
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 0-85789-653-9 / 978-0-85789-653-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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October 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Slap: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2010
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 0-85789-652-0 / 978-0-85789-652-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Slap
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 1-84887-799-4 / 978-1-84887-799-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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July 2010 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Slap
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 1-55468-646-6 / 978-1-55468-646-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Slap: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2010
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 1-84887-355-7 / 978-1-84887-355-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Slap
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 0-14-311714-9 / 978-0-14-311714-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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June 2009 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Slap
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 1-55468-645-8 / 978-1-55468-645-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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January 2008 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Slap
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 1-74175-359-7 / 978-1-74175-359-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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Audio Editions

March 2015 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: The Slap
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 1-4862-9593-2 / 978-1-4862-9593-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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November 2011 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Slap
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 1-74267-752-5 / 978-1-74267-752-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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November 2011 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Slap
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 1-74285-138-X / 978-1-74285-138-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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November 2011 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: The Slap
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 1-74267-937-4 / 978-1-74267-937-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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November 2011 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: The Slap
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 1-74285-139-8 / 978-1-74285-139-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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January 2010 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Slap
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 1-74214-576-0 / 978-1-74214-576-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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January 2010 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Slap
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 1-74214-589-2 / 978-1-74214-589-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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November 2009 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Slap
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 1-74233-537-3 / 978-1-74233-537-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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November 2009 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Slap (MP3)
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
ISBN: 1-74233-586-1 / 978-1-74233-586-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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January 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Slap: A Novel
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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January 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Slap: A Novel
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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January 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Slap: A Novel
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Kindle Editions

June 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Slap
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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May 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Slap: LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2010
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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April 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Slap: A Novel
Author(s): Christos Tsiolkas
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon