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Barracuda By Christos Tsiolkas

Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

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Summary

Barracuda is the blazingly brilliant new novel from the author of the phenomenal bestseller The Slap.

Barracuda Summary

Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

From the international bestselling and Booker Prize nominated author of The Slap comes a blazingly brilliant new novel.

Longlisted for the 2014 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

You lose everything. In front of everyone. Where do you go from here?

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 Reviews

Tsiolkas writes with compelling clarity about the primal stuff that drives us all: the love and hate and fear of failure... A brilliant, beautiful book. If it doesn't make you cry, you can't be fully alive. * Sunday Times *
I finished Barracuda on a high: moved, elated, immersed... This is the work of a superb writer who has completely mastered his craft but lost nothing of his fiery spirit in so doing. It is a big achievement. * Guardian *
Terrific -- Kate Saunders * The Times *

Masterful, addictive, clear-eyed storytelling about the real business of life: winning and losing

-- Viv Groskop * Red Online *
This involving and substantial tale - surprisingly tender for all its sweary shock-value - is carried swiftly along by Tsiolkas's athletic, often lyrical prose. * Daily Mail *
Christos Tsiolkas is in his natural element, with sentences gliding elegantly until the reader is utterly submerged in this absorbing story * Metro *
This is a compelling, moving novel about identity, failure and the redemptive power of family * Mail on Sunday *

About Christos Tsiolkas

Christos Tsiolkas is the author of The Slap, which won the Commonwealth Writer's Prize 2009 and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2010. He lives in Melbourne.

Additional information

GOR005892505
9781782392446
1782392440
Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Atlantic Books
2014-06-19
528
Long-listed for IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2014 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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