Fiction Steve Toltz A Fraction Of The Whole

ISBN 13: 9780141031828

A Fraction Of The Whole

4.04 avg rating
( 9,799 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780141031828: A Fraction Of The Whole

Steve Toltz's A Fraction of the Whole is a riotously funny explosion of a novel

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2008

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. Incorporating death, parenting (good and bad kinds), one labyrinth, first love, a handbook for criminals, a scheme to make everyone rich and an explosive suggestion box, Steve Toltz's A Fraction of the Whole is a hilarious, heartbreaking story of families and how to survive them.

'A fat book but very light on its feet, skipping from anecdote, to rant, to reflection, like a stone skimming across a pond . . . it is brilliant' Guardian

'Sparkling comic writing . . .It gives off the unmistakeable whiff of a book that might just contain the secret of life' Independent

'With tinges of magical realism and buckets of misanthropic humour it's a clever and funny debut' Observer

'If first novels were sandwiches, Steve Toltz's would be a juicy, swaggering doorstop of a sarnie, overflowing with eccentrically combined but delicious ingredients . . . Toltz is a superb phrase-maker with an acute eye for humanity's shortfalls'Big Issue

Steve Toltz was born in Sydney. After graduating from Newcastle University in 1994, he has lived in Sydney, Montreal, Vancouver, Barcelona and Paris, working primarily as a screenwriter and freelance writer, but also doing stints as both a private investigator and an English teacher. A Fraction of the Whole is his first book.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

'A fat book but very light on its feet, skipping from anecdote, to rant, to reflection, like a stone skimming across a pond ... it is brilliant' Guardian 'If first novels were sandwiches, Steve Toltz's would be a juicy, swaggering doorstop of a sarnie, overflowing with eccentrically combined but delicious ingredients ... Toltz is a superb phrase-maker with an acute eye for humanity's shortfalls' Big Issue 'A grand achievement and the debut of a great comic talent ... go away and read it' Sunday Times 'Sparkling comic writing...It gives off the unmistakeable whiff of a book that might just contain the secret of life.' Independent 'With tinges of magical realism and buckets of misanthropic humour it's a clever and funny debut.' Observer

About the Author:

Steve Toltz was born in Sydney. After graduating from Newcastle University in 1994, he has lived in Sydney, Montreal, Vancouver, Barcelona and Paris, working primarily as a screenwriter and freelance writer, but also doing stints as both a private investigator and an English teacher. A Fraction of the Whole is his first book.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Steve Toltz
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0141031824 ISBN 13: 9780141031828
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Steve Toltz s A Fraction of the Whole is a riotously funny explosion of a novel SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2008 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. Incorporating death, parenting (good and bad kinds), one labyrinth, first love, a handbook for criminals, a scheme to make everyone rich and an explosive suggestion box, Steve Toltz s A Fraction of the Whole is a hilarious, heartbreaking story of families and how to survive them. A fat book but very light on its feet, skipping from anecdote, to rant, to reflection, like a stone skimming across a pond .it is brilliant Guardian Sparkling comic writing .It gives off the unmistakeable whiff of a book that might just contain the secret of life Independent With tinges of magical realism and buckets of misanthropic humour it s a clever and funny debut Observer If first novels were sandwiches, Steve Toltz s would be a juicy, swaggering doorstop of a sarnie, overflowing with eccentrically combined but delicious ingredients .Toltz is a superb phrase-maker with an acute eye for humanity s shortfalls Big Issue Steve Toltz was born in Sydney. After graduating from Newcastle University in 1994, he has lived in Sydney, Montreal, Vancouver, Barcelona and Paris, working primarily as a screenwriter and freelance writer, but also doing stints as both a private investigator and an English teacher. A Fraction of the Whole is his first book. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141031828

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Steve Toltz
ISBN 10: 0141031824 ISBN 13: 9780141031828
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801410318280000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Steve Toltz
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0141031824 ISBN 13: 9780141031828
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Steve Toltz s A Fraction of the Whole is a riotously funny explosion of a novel SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2008 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. Incorporating death, parenting (good and bad kinds), one labyrinth, first love, a handbook for criminals, a scheme to make everyone rich and an explosive suggestion box, Steve Toltz s A Fraction of the Whole is a hilarious, heartbreaking story of families and how to survive them. A fat book but very light on its feet, skipping from anecdote, to rant, to reflection, like a stone skimming across a pond .it is brilliant Guardian Sparkling comic writing .It gives off the unmistakeable whiff of a book that might just contain the secret of life Independent With tinges of magical realism and buckets of misanthropic humour it s a clever and funny debut Observer If first novels were sandwiches, Steve Toltz s would be a juicy, swaggering doorstop of a sarnie, overflowing with eccentrically combined but delicious ingredients .Toltz is a superb phrase-maker with an acute eye for humanity s shortfalls Big Issue Steve Toltz was born in Sydney. After graduating from Newcastle University in 1994, he has lived in Sydney, Montreal, Vancouver, Barcelona and Paris, working primarily as a screenwriter and freelance writer, but also doing stints as both a private investigator and an English teacher. A Fraction of the Whole is his first book. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141031828

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Steve Toltz
Published by Penguin 2009-05-14 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141031824 ISBN 13: 9780141031828
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin 2009-05-14, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00402517

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Steve Toltz
ISBN 10: 0141031824 ISBN 13: 9780141031828
New Paperback Quantity Available: 18
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; Steve Toltz's A Fraction of the Whole is a riotously funny explosion of a novel SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2008 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 en. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780141031828_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Steve Toltz
ISBN 10: 0141031824 ISBN 13: 9780141031828
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 197mm x 129mm x 40mm. Paperback. With rights sold around the world, this irreverent comic adventure spanning three continents is poised to be one of the most talked about fiction debuts of the year.A Fraction of the Whole.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 720 pages. 0.494. Bookseller Inventory # 9780141031828

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Toltz, Steve
Published by Penguin
ISBN 10: 0141031824 ISBN 13: 9780141031828
New Softcover Quantity Available: 6
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin. Book Condition: New. 2009. Reprint. Paperback. From his prison cell, Jasper Dean tells the story of his scheming father Martin, his crazy Uncle Terry and how the three of them upset - mostly unintentionally - an entire continent. Num Pages: 720 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 32. Weight in Grams: 486. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141031828

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Toltz, Steve
Published by Penguin (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141031824 ISBN 13: 9780141031828
New Softcover Quantity Available: 6
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin, 2009. Book Condition: New. 2009. Reprint. Paperback. From his prison cell, Jasper Dean tells the story of his scheming father Martin, his crazy Uncle Terry and how the three of them upset - mostly unintentionally - an entire continent. Num Pages: 720 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 32. Weight in Grams: 486. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780141031828

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Steve Toltz
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141031824 ISBN 13: 9780141031828
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, A Fraction of the Whole, Steve Toltz, Steve Toltz's A Fraction of the Whole is a riotously funny explosion of a novel shortlisted for the man booker prize 2008. 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. Incorporating death, parenting (good and bad kinds), one labyrinth, first love, a handbook for criminals, a scheme to make everyone rich and an explosive suggestion box, Steve Toltz's A Fraction of the Whole is a hilarious, heartbreaking story of families and how to survive them. "A fat book but very light on its feet, skipping from anecdote, to rant, to reflection, like a stone skimming across a pond .it is brilliant". (Guardian). "Sparkling comic writing.It gives off the unmistakeable whiff of a book that might just contain the secret of life". (Independent). "With tinges of magical realism and buckets of misanthropic humour it's a clever and funny debut". (Observer). "If first novels were sandwiches, Steve Toltz's would be a juicy, swaggering doorstop of a sarnie, overflowing with eccentrically combined but delicious ingredients .Toltz is a superb phrase-maker with an acute eye for humanity's shortfalls". (Big Issue). Steve Toltz was born in Sydney. After graduating from Newcastle University in 1994, he has lived in Sydney, Montreal, Vancouver, Barcelona and Paris, working primarily as a screenwriter and freelance writer, but also doing stints as both a private investigator and an English teacher. A Fraction of the Whole is his first book. Bookseller Inventory # B9780141031828

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Steve Toltz
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 2009-05-14, London (2009)
ISBN 10: 0141031824 ISBN 13: 9780141031828
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 2009-05-14, London, 2009. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780141031828

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book