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Melissa Denes: ‘The Slap’, 19 August 2010

The Slap 
by Christos Tsiolkas.
Tuskar Rock, 485 pp., £12.99, May 2010, 978 1 84887 355 1
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... UK publisher, under the Tuskar Rock imprint, which may have something to do with it, but does Christos Tsiolkas’s prose really bear comparison with DeLillo’s and Franzen’s? Would either of them publish a sentence like: ‘She did look her age but looked fantastic’? Or: ‘Sam’s abandonment of her had made her feel so gutted that she ...

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