• Daniel Kelly sort de prison. Vingt ans plus tôt, il était Danny « Barracuda », le nouvel espoir de la natation australienne. Un adolescent rageur, animé par la soif de vaincre et le rêve de devenir champion. Pour montrer à ces petits bourges pour qui tout est facile que lui, le boursier, le petit métèque, peut les battre. Pour ne plus être prisonnier de ce corps encombrant, de ces pensées qui lui viennent dans les vestiaires. Aujourd'hui, Daniel est ce champion déchu, cet homme que la prison a à la fois brisé et révélé. Il est ce fils, ce frère qui veut se réconcilier avec les siens. Un roman coup de poing sur le dépassement de soi et les illusions perdues.

    « Personnages rageurs, corps en éruption, émotions à fleur de peau et style brut de décoffrage : avec Tsiolkas, la littérature s'apparente à un bain bouillonnant. ».
    Thomas Mahler - Le Point

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  • Lors d'un barbecue entre amis, un adulte gifle un enfant qui n'est pas le sien.
    Cet incident déclenche une réaction en chaîne, explosive, qui fait voler en éclats les faux-semblants et révèle avec la violence d'un boomerang le tableau implacable d'une société en pleine confusion.
    Provocant, urgent, impitoyable, un roman coup de poing, une révélation.

  • Frappé par la malédiction de ses ancêtres, Tommy vagabonde au coeur des eighties, dans une existence qui le laisse en marge. Licencié, il se mure bientôt dans la violence et la pornographie, sondant le fond de l'abîme où il ne lui reste qu'une question à résoudre : jusqu'où pousser le sacrifice pour expier la société moderne ?

  • À Melbourne, à New York, en Jordanie et encore ailleurs, des années 1990 à nos jours.
    Chacun pour soi, qu'on le veuille ou non. Serait-ce ça la vie ? Quand les amitiés d'antan se brisent et laissent place à la vie d'adulte, aux contacts sporadiques et lointains ; quand l'être aimé apparaît sous un tout autre jour, que la colère laisse place à l'amertume, puis aux remords et à la peur d'être seul.
    Ce serait ça, la vie, des gens qui s'éloignent et qui s'aiment malgré tout, comme cette mère, perturbée de voir son fils devenir un homme ; comme ce jeune homo venu avec son compagnon au chevet de son père mourant du sida ; comme ce fils qui lave les fesses crottées de son père, malade d'Alzheimer...

    Ce serait ça, la vie, des étincelles d'humanité, dans la noirceur et la violence...

  • Anglais Merciless Gods

    Christos Tsiolkas

    One of the most significant contemporary storytellers at work today' Colm Toibin A collection of urgent, thrilling and original stories from the award-winning, bestselling author of The Slap and Barracuda.

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  • Anglais Barracuda

    Christos Tsiolkas

    Man Booker Prize-longlisted author of The Slap (soon to be an NBC miniseries) returns in an immensely moving (Sunday Times) story of a young athletes coming of age Fourteen-year-old Daniel Kelly is special. Despite his upbringing in working-class Melbourne, he knows that his astonishing ability in the swimming pool has the potential to transform his life, silence the rich boys at the private school to which he has won a sports scholarship, and take him far beyond his neighborhood, possibly to international stardom and an Olympic medal. Everything Danny has ever done, every sacrifice his family has ever made, has been in pursuit of this dream. But what happens when the talent that makes you special fails you? When the goal that youve been pursuing for as long as you can remember ends in humiliation and loss?
    Twenty years later, Dan is in Scotland, terrified to tell his partner about his past, afraid that revealing what he has done will make him unlovable. When he is called upon to return home to his family, the moment of violence in the wake of his defeat that changed his life forever comes back to him in terrifying detail, and he struggles to believe that hell be able to make amends. Haunted by shame, Dan relives the intervening years he spent in prison, where the optimism of his childhood was completely foreign.
    Tender, savage, and blazingly brilliant, Barracuda is a novel about dreams and disillusionment, friendship and family, class, identity, and the cost of success. As Daniel loses everything, he learns what it means to be a good person--and what it takes to become one.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • Anglais The Slap

    Christos Tsiolkas

    At a suburban barbecue one afternoon, a man slaps an unruly 3-year-old boy. The boy is not his son. It is a single act of violence, but this one slap reverberates through the lives of everyone who witnesses it happen.

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  • Anglais Dead Europe

    Christos Tsiolkas

    From the bestselling author of The Slap comes a novel of shimmering intensity - a young man's journey in the land of his ancestors becomes a wild and page-turning flight from a crime that he did not commit, but is doomed to repeat.

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    Christos Tsiolkas

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  • Isaac, a young Australian photographer, is travelling through Europe. His whole life he has longed for the sophistication and wealth of the Europe of his father's stories, the Europe at the centre of civilization and culture. But behind the facade of a unified and globalized contemporary society, he finds a history-blasted wasteland, a place forever condemned by the ghosts of its unspeakable past. In the mountain village in the Balkans where his mother was born, he unearths ancient terrors that have not been laid to rest, and perhaps never can be.Part long-forgotten myth, part meditation on the violence and tragedy of contemporary Europe, Dead Europe is an unsettling story about blood lust and blood revenge; a novel of blazing brilliance from the acclaimed author of The Slap.

  • Read Christos Tsiolkas's blogs on the Penguin Community.
    Read a review of The Slap on WorldNews.tk.
    Read a review of The Slap on Timesonline.co.uk.
    In this powerful and riveting novel, literary phenomenon Christos Tsiolkas unflinchingly exposes the inner- workings of domestic life, friendship and parenthood in the twenty-first century, and reminds us of the passions and malice that family loyalty can provoke. When a man slaps another couples child at a neighborhood barbecue, the event send unforeseeable shockwaves through the lives of all who are witness to it. Told from the points of view of eight people who were present, The Slap shows how a single action can change the way people think about how they live, what they want, and what they believe forever.
    Tsiolkas is a hard-edged, powerful writer.The novel transcends both suburban Melbourne and the Australian continent, leaving us exhausted but gasping with admiration. Washington Post This astute exploration of suburban aspirations and failings . . . .
    Vividly demonstrates the wide-ranging effects of a single moments rash decision. . . . Beyond simply igniting the plot, the fateful slap draws attention to generational and philosophical differences regarding family life and the complex political, social, and ethnic milieu of contemporary Australia. --Publishers Weekly Radiates with vitality as it depicts the messy complications of family life. Booklist Complex and multilayered. intertwined lives and slowly revealed connections make for a singular reading experience. Library Journal Wildly energetic and fearless, thrillingly about our lives now. Helen Garner, author of The Spare Room A gripping suburban fable. Mens Style Strikingly tender . . . it claws into you with its freshness and truth.--Sydney Morning Herald

  • Man Booker Prize-longlisted author of The Slap (soon to be an NBC miniseries) returns in an “immensely moving” (Sunday Times) story of a young athlete’s coming of age Fourteen-year-old Daniel Kelly is special. Despite his upbringing in

  • Anglais Merciless Gods

    Tsiolkas Christos

    Love, sex, death, family, friendship, betrayal, tenderness, sacrifice and revelation... This incendiary collection of stories from acclaimed writer Christos Tsiolkas takes you deep into worlds both strange and familiar, and introduces you to characters that will haunt you long after you have turned the final page.

  • Anglais The Slap

    Tsiolkas Christos

    Read Christos Tsiolkas's blogs on the Penguin Community.
    Read a review of The Slap on WorldNews.tk.
    Read a review of The Slap on Timesonline.co.uk.
    In this powerful and riveting novel, literary phenomenon Christos Tsiolkas unflinchingly exposes the inner- workings of domestic life, friendship and parenthood in the twenty-first century, and reminds us of the passions and malice that family loyalty can provoke. When a man slaps another couples child at a neighborhood barbecue, the event send unforeseeable shockwaves through the lives of all who are witness to it. Told from the points of view of eight people who were present, The Slap shows how a single action can change the way people think about how they live, what they want, and what they believe forever.
    Tsiolkas is a hard-edged, powerful writer.The novel transcends both suburban Melbourne and the Australian continent, leaving us exhausted but gasping with admiration. Washington Post This astute exploration of suburban aspirations and failings . . . .
    Vividly demonstrates the wide-ranging effects of a single moments rash decision. . . . Beyond simply igniting the plot, the fateful slap draws attention to generational and philosophical differences regarding family life and the complex political, social, and ethnic milieu of contemporary Australia. --Publishers Weekly Radiates with vitality as it depicts the messy complications of family life. Booklist Complex and multilayered. intertwined lives and slowly revealed connections make for a singular reading experience. Library Journal Wildly energetic and fearless, thrillingly about our lives now. Helen Garner, author of The Spare Room A gripping suburban fable. Mens Style Strikingly tender . . . it claws into you with its freshness and truth.--Sydney Morning Herald

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