A Fraction of the Whole Hardcover – 2008
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"This misanthropic, laugh-out-loud funny novel tells the story of a brilliant, eccentric and star-crossed outsider and his son in contemporary Australia. With its chance encounters, mysterious criminals, malevolent townspeople, attacks of mental illness and mad schemes for civic and national improvement, A Fraction of the Whole is not so much a shaggy dog story as a woolly mammoth story." Winnipeg Free Press
"A rich father-and-son story packed with incident, humour, and characters reminiscent of John Irving.... A Fraction of the Whole soars like a rocket." Los Angeles Times
"A riotously funny first novel...harder to ignore than a crate of puppies, twice as playful, and just about as messy." The Wall Street Journal
"Rollicking.... Laugh-out-loud funny." Entertainment Weekly
"Witty and intellectual, a physical comedy and literary rant all at once.... Comically dark and inviting." Esquire --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Steve Toltz was born in Sydney and has lived in Montreal, Vancouver, New York, Barcelona, and Paris, working as a cameraman, telemarketer, security guard, private investigator, English teacher, and screenwriter. A Fraction of the Whole is his first novel. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description