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The basis for the NBC event series directed by Lisa Cholodenko and starring Uma Thurman, Peter Sarsgaard, and Zachary Quinto.

In this powerful and riveting novel reminiscent of Liane Moriarty's Truly, Madly, Guilty, literary phenomenon Christos Tsiolkas unflinchingly exposes the inner workings of domestic life, friendship, and parenthood in the twenty-first century, and reminds us of the passions and malice that family loyalty can provoke. When a man slaps another couple’s child at a neighborhood barbecue, the event send unforeseeable shock waves through the lives of all who are witness to it. Told from the points of view of eight people who were present, The Slap shows how a single action can change the way people think about how they live, what they want, and what they believe forever.


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    This was the first book in a long time that I could simply not put down. I loved the way the writer saw so many different perspectives of the same thing.

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    Long winded

    I like a long book because I read a lot. But, this book just seemed to be long for no reason. There seemed to be a lot of parts that could have been left out. I liked the characters and some of the plot lines. Although this book was long I don't have a lot to say about it. Okay read, but give yourself time to read it and understand it. Not a day at the beach read.

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    A thought provoking slightly erotic novel showing multicultural Australia and the far reaching effects of an incident at a backyard barbecue.

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