The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize 2009 and Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2010, Tsiolkas brings us yet another startling and thought provoking novel.
At a suburban barbeque a man slaps an unruly child. The child is not his own and the reverberations of his actions are felt throughout everyone who witnesses the act of violence. Told through 8 very different perspectives this controversial subject will make you question your own opinion on the matter whilst revealing the messy tangled lives of the characters involved.
This novel is certainly bold, original and complex. One not to be missed for those brave enough to join the debate of crime and punishment, loyalty and betrayal and, most of all, right and wrong.
Age Range: Adult, £7.99, Paperback