Meet the Deans
'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.'
Heroes or Criminals? Crackpots or Visionaries? Relatives or Enemies?
It's a simple family story...
'Riotously funny. . . deserves a place next to A Confederancy of Dunces.' Wall Street Journal
'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.' LA Times
'A grand achievement and the debut of a great comic talent. But it also has a heart. . . go away and read it.' Sunday Times
'Toltz brings all the energy and assurance of a young Peter Carey to this burlesque, bravura performance.' Irish Times
'A gloriously absorbing, preposterous and funny excursion to the brink of madness and the meaning of life.' - Sunday Telegraph
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2008 MAN BOOKER PRIZE
Format & Editions
October 6, 2008
Penguin (AU Adult)
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