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The Resource A fraction of the whole, Steve Toltz

A fraction of the whole, Steve Toltz

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A fraction of the whole
Title
A fraction of the whole
Statement of responsibility
Steve Toltz
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Language
eng
Summary
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? Families or enemies? " ... Anyway, you know how it is. Every family has a story like this one." Most of his life, Jasper Dean couldn't decide whether to pity, hate, love, or murder his certifiably paranoid father, Martin, a man who overanalyzed anything and everything and imparted his self-garnered wisdom to his only son. But now that Martin is dead, Jasper can fully reflect on the crackpot who raised him in intellectual captivity, and what he realizes is that, for all its lunacy, theirs was a grand adventure. As he recollects the events that led to his father's demise, Jasper recounts a boyhood of outrageous schemes and shocking discoveries--about his infamous outlaw uncle Terry, his mysteriously absent European mother, and Martin's constant losing battle to make a lasting mark on the world he so disdains. It's a story that takes them from the Australian bush to the cafes of bohemian Paris, from the Thai jungle to strip clubs, asylums, labyrinths, and criminal lairs, and from the highs of first love to the lows of failed ambition. The result is a rollicking rollercoaster ride from obscurity to infamy, and the moving, memorable story of a father and son whose spiritual symmetry transcends all their many shortcomings
Summary
After his father's death, Jasper reflects on Martin Dean, the man who had raised him in intellectual captivity and who had spent his entire life analyzing absolutely everything, and describes his unusual boyhood, his colorful family members, his father's failed battle to make a lasting impression on the world, and their many adventures together
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Award
NSW Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award for Fiction, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
229329
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.T65
LC item number
F73 2008eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
A fraction of the whole, Steve Toltz
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OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (530 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385525695
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00166406
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6EB01E4E-9E2B-4F26-AAC4-A2752F09A1B0
System control number
(OCoLC)232637619
Label
A fraction of the whole, Steve Toltz
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (530 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385525695
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00166406
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6EB01E4E-9E2B-4F26-AAC4-A2752F09A1B0
System control number
(OCoLC)232637619
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