Tsiolkas is a master chronicler of the zeitgeist... The words hurtle out as he depicts characters trapped between irreconcilable worlds...Individuals who are intense, complex and flawed but must ultimately cleave towards tenderness and discover generosity. If The Slap was excellent material for a TV series, then Barracuda's more substantial plot has all the hallmarks of a feature film. ,Barracuda is classic Tsiolkas: impassioned, at times brutal...and written with an honesty that can be alarming, but always riveting. It will no doubt divide readers in much the same way that his other novels did. ,After the success of The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas could be excused for feeling he had nothing more to prove. Yet, Barracuda is surely his most personal and heartfelt book to date, and his most accomplished... There is not a more important writer working in Australia today. Daniel Kelly, a talented young swimmer, has one chance to escape his working-class upbringing. His astonishing ability in the pool should drive him to fame and fortune, as well as his revenge on the rich boys at the private school to which he has won a sports scholarship. Everything Danny has ever done, every sacrifice his family has ever made, has been in pursuit of his dream. But when he melts down at his first big international championship and comes only fifth, he begins to destroy everything he has fought for and turn on everyone around him.
Tender and savage, Barracuda is a novel about dreams and disillusionment, friendship and family. As Daniel Kelly loses everything, he learns what it means to be a good person - and what it takes to become one. Barracuda will be launched with a high-profile outdoor advertising campaign, Bookseller front cover, major pre-publication marketing and online marketing activity to include video, audio, live web-chat, exclusive content, social media and advertising
,Christos Tsiolkas will be in the UK on publication, doing an author tour of London, Glasgow and Dublin, plus extensive broadcast, online and print media,Barracuda is as riveting, shocking and addictive as The Slap, and confirms Tsiolkas to be one of the most important novelists writing today,The Slap is an international million-copy bestseller, with over 500,000 copies sold of the UK edition,Christos Tsiolkas was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for The Slap,Acclaim for The Slap:
'A cool, calm, irresistible masterpiece' Chris Cleave
'The Slap is nothing short of a tour de force' Colm Tóibín
'Honestly, one of the three or four truly great novels of the new millennium' John Boyne
For readers of Alan Hollinghurst, Herman Koch, Ian McEwan and Lionel Shriver 7 August 2014
Barracuda Christos Tsiolkas Tsiolkas Tuskar Rock 9781782392439 8.99 Other EBook Export/Airside https://www.biblioimages.com/atlantic/getimage.aspx?bibliologin=1&s=70dd488f-fab6-4bc0-aad3-1c455d5eddeb&cat=default&class=books&type=jpg&mode=&size=thumb&id=4772 FA Christos Tsiolkas is the author of Loaded, The Jesus Man, Dead Europe and The Slap, which won the Commonwealth Writer's Prize 2009 and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010. He lives in Melbourne. He loses everything. In front of everyone.
Where can he go from here?
Barracuda is the blazingly brilliant new novel from the author of the phenomenal bestseller The Slap.