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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'A collection of thrilling, original and imaginative stories from the award-winning, bestselling author of The Slap and Barracuda - a showcase all of his immense and unique story-telling talents.

'Love, sex, death, family, friendship, betrayal, tenderness, sacrifice and revelation...

'This incendiary collection of stories from acclaimed bestselling international writer Christos Tsiolkas takes you deep into worlds both strange and familiar, and characters that will never let you go.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Wayne van der Stelt, who has been there from the beginning

Contents

* Contents derived from the Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2014 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Merciless Gods, Christos Tsiolkas , 2014 single work short story
Tourists, Christos Tsiolkas , 2014 single work short story
The Hair of the Dog, Christos Tsiolkas , 2014 single work short story
Petals, Christos Tsiolkas , 2014 single work short story
Hung Phat, Christos Tsiolkas , 1996 single work short story
Saturn Return, Christos Tsiolkas , 2014 single work short story
Genetic Material, Christos Tsiolkas , 2014 single work short story
Jessica Lange in `Frances', Christos Tsiolkas , 1997 single work short story
The Disco at the End of Communism, Christos Tsiolkas , 2009 single work short story
Sticks, Stones, Christos Tsiolkas , 2010 single work short story
Civil War, Christos Tsiolkas , 1995 single work short story
The T-Shirt with a Fist on It, Christos Tsiolkas , 2014 single work short story
Porn 1, Christos Tsiolkas , 2014 single work short story
Porn 2, Christos Tsiolkas , 2014 single work short story
Porn 3, Christos Tsiolkas , 2014 single work short story

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2014 .
      7373127005348700508.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 323p.
      Note/s:
      • Published November 2014
      ISBN: 9781760112240
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Atlantic Books , 2015 .
      3013673331830637416.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: vii, 323 pagesp.
      Note/s:
      • Published September 3, 2015
      ISBN: 9781782397274
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2016 .
      2096200421313016312.jpeg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 336p.
      Note/s:
      • Published May 2016
      ISBN: 9781760291365

Works about this Work

Confined Art Susan Lever , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 368 2015; (p. 23)

— Review of Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story
'Christos Tsiolkas has established himself as a fiction writer to be reckoned with, especially since the publication of the explosive Dead Europe (2005) and the bestselling The Slap (2008). His latest novel, Barracuda (2013), marked a return to the adolescent anger and simpler naturalism of his early work. So his new volume of stories, Merciless Gods, may offer some help in understanding the trajectory of his career and his changing interests.' (Introduction)
Well Read Katharine England , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 January 2015; (p. 24)

— Review of The Last Pulse Anson Cameron 2014 single work novel ; Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story
Christos Tsiolkas, Merciless Gods Heather Taylor Johnson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 7 no. 2 2015;

— Review of Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story
Shaun Bell, of Christos Tsiolkas, Merciless Gods Shaun Bell , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 75 no. 1 2015; (p. 195-203)

— Review of Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story
Frequent Coarse Language James Ley , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , September 2015;

— Review of Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story ; Christos Tsiolkas and the Fiction of Critique : Politics, Obscenity, Celebrity Andrew McCann 2015 selected work criticism
The Controversial 'Gods' of Tsiolkas John Vasilakakos , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Neos Kosmos , 10 November 2015;

— Review of Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story
A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 October 2014; (p. 17)
Beauty Balances Brutality in Tales with a Greek Twist Stephen Romei , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 October 2014; (p. 15)
Short Stories Show Brilliance of Christos Tsiolkas Peter Craven , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 November 2014; (p. 23) The Age , 15 November 2014; (p. Entertainment/Books) The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 November 2014;
Powerful Rendition of Humanity, Warts and All Ed Wright , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 October 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story
Review : Merciless Gods 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 18 October 2014;

— Review of Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story
Horror Finely Poised Peter Craven , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 November 2014; (p. 37)

— Review of Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story
Get Shorty Blanche Clark , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-mail , 29 November 2014; (p. 10)

— Review of The Turning Tim Winton 2004 selected work short story ; Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story ; Australia's Best Unknown Stories : And Tales You Thought You Knew Jim Haynes 2014 anthology short story ; Springtime : A Ghost Story Michelle De Kretser 2014 single work novel
'Short stories have a long life ahead of them...'
Review : Merciless Gods David Sornig , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , December no. 418 2014; (p. 22)

— Review of Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story
Review : Merciless Gods 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 18 October 2014;

— Review of Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story
Powerful Rendition of Humanity, Warts and All Ed Wright , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 October 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story
Horror Finely Poised Peter Craven , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 November 2014; (p. 37)

— Review of Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story
Get Shorty Blanche Clark , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-mail , 29 November 2014; (p. 10)

— Review of The Turning Tim Winton 2004 selected work short story ; Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story ; Australia's Best Unknown Stories : And Tales You Thought You Knew Jim Haynes 2014 anthology short story ; Springtime : A Ghost Story Michelle De Kretser 2014 single work novel
'Short stories have a long life ahead of them...'
Review : Merciless Gods David Sornig , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , December no. 418 2014; (p. 22)

— Review of Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story
Confined Art Susan Lever , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 368 2015; (p. 23)

— Review of Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story
'Christos Tsiolkas has established himself as a fiction writer to be reckoned with, especially since the publication of the explosive Dead Europe (2005) and the bestselling The Slap (2008). His latest novel, Barracuda (2013), marked a return to the adolescent anger and simpler naturalism of his early work. So his new volume of stories, Merciless Gods, may offer some help in understanding the trajectory of his career and his changing interests.' (Introduction)
Well Read Katharine England , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 January 2015; (p. 24)

— Review of The Last Pulse Anson Cameron 2014 single work novel ; Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story
Christos Tsiolkas, Merciless Gods Heather Taylor Johnson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 7 no. 2 2015;

— Review of Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story
Shaun Bell, of Christos Tsiolkas, Merciless Gods Shaun Bell , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 75 no. 1 2015; (p. 195-203)

— Review of Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story
Frequent Coarse Language James Ley , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , September 2015;

— Review of Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story ; Christos Tsiolkas and the Fiction of Critique : Politics, Obscenity, Celebrity Andrew McCann 2015 selected work criticism
The Controversial 'Gods' of Tsiolkas John Vasilakakos , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Neos Kosmos , 10 November 2015;

— Review of Merciless Gods Christos Tsiolkas 2014 selected work short story
A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 October 2014; (p. 17)
Beauty Balances Brutality in Tales with a Greek Twist Stephen Romei , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 October 2014; (p. 15)
Short Stories Show Brilliance of Christos Tsiolkas Peter Craven , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 November 2014; (p. 23) The Age , 15 November 2014; (p. Entertainment/Books) The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 November 2014;
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