A review by Kyle Smith in The Wall Street Journal called A Fraction of the Whole "a riotously funny first novel by Australian Steve Toltz that is harder to ignore than a crate of puppies, twice as playful and just about as messy."
From his prison cell, Jasper Dean tells the unlikely story of his scheming father Martin, his crazy Uncle Terry and how the three of them upset - mostly unintentionally - an entire continent.
Meet the Deans.
Heroes or Criminals? Crackpots or Visionaries? Relatives or Enemies?
It's a simple family story. . .
'The fact is, the whole of Australia despises my father more than any other man, just as they adore my uncle more than any other man. I might as well set the story straight about both of them.'
A Fraction Of The Whole really draws you in with an unpredictable story and Toltz's brilliant writing style. Available for a bargain price on Amazon.
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"A rich father-and-son story packed with incident, humour and characters reminiscent in styles of Charles Dickens and John Irving. . . A Fraction of the Whole soars like a rocket."
"It's a big book with big ideas and chock-full of thought-provoking philosophical musings concerning the modern world. There are some terrific one-liners scattered throughout this novel - often they would stop me in my tracks and I would re-read them."
Siltone - Amazon Reviews
"This book is astonishing! . . . sharp and witty observation about the society we live in, the morals we cling to (or reject) and how life twists everything around."
T. Gow - Amazon Reviews
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