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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 A Fraction of the Whole
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It's a simple family story ... From the New South Wales bush to bohemian Paris, from sports fields to strip clubs, from the jungles of Thailand to a leaky boat in the Pacific, A Fraction of the Whole follows the Deans on their freewheeling, scathingly funny and deeply moving quest to leave their mark on the world.

'After an injury which cut short a golden sporting career, Jasper's uncle became Australia's most beloved murderer. After a lifetime of impossible ideas and a brief stint as the country's saviour, Jasper's father became Australia's most loathed philosopher. This is Jasper's attempt to make sense of it all. (Back cover and Libraries Australia)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Marie

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hamish Hamilton , 2008 .
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      Extent: 711p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 3rd March 2008
      ISBN: 9780241015285 (pbk.), 9780241015292 (hbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Spiegel and Grau ,
      2008 .
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      Extent: 530p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published February 12th 2008
      ISBN: 9780385521727, 0385521723
    • Toronto, Ontario,
      c
      Canada,
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Bond Street Bookshop ,
      2008 .
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      Extent: 530p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 12 February 2008
      ISBN: 9780385665544; 0385665547
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Hamish Hamilton ,
      2008 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 29 May 2008
      ISBN: 9780241143902 (hbk.), 024114390X (hbk.)
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Liddell - Ravensworth area, Singleton area, Hunter Valley, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,: Penguin Books , 2008 .
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      Extent: 710p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 06/10/2008
      ISBN: 9780143009528 (pbk.)
Alternative title: Una parte del tutto
Language: Italian
    • Turin,
      c
      Italy,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Einaudi ,
      2009 .
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      Extent: 640p.
      ISBN: 9788806191238 (pbk.)

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— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 May 2009; (p. 26-27)
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— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , February vol. 87 no. 6 2008; (p. 36)

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— Review of A Fraction of the Whole Steve Toltz , 2008 single work novel
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— Appears in: The Age , 1 March 2008; (p. 26-27)
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— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 April 2008; (p. 13)
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