A Fraction of the Whole

A Fraction of the Whole

Steve Toltz


Meet the Deans

“The truth is, the complete of Australia despises my father greater than the other guy, simply as they adore my uncle greater than the other guy. i'd besides set the tale immediately approximately either one of them . . .”

Heroes or Criminals?
Crackpots or Visionaries?
Families or Enemies?

“. . . besides, you know the way it really is. each kinfolk has a narrative like this one.”



Most of his lifestyles, Jasper Dean couldn’t make a decision even if to pity, hate, love, or homicide his certifiably paranoid father, Martin, a guy who overanalyzed something and every little thing and imparted his self-garnered knowledge to his merely son. yet now that Martin is lifeless, Jasper can totally examine the crackpot who raised him in highbrow captivity, and what he realizes is that, for all its lunacy, theirs used to be a grand adventure.
As he remembers the occasions that resulted in his father’s dying, Jasper recounts a boyhood of outrageous schemes and stunning discoveries—about his notorious outlaw uncle Terry, his mysteriously absent ecu mom, and Martin’s consistent wasting conflict to make a long-lasting mark at the international he so disdains. It’s a narrative that takes them from the Australian bush to the cafes of bohemian Paris, from the Thai jungle to strip golf equipment, asylums, labyrinths, and legal lairs, and from the highs of old flame to the lows of failed ambition. the result's a rollicking rollercoaster journey from obscurity to infamy, and the relocating, memorable tale of a father and son whose non secular symmetry transcends all their many shortcomings.
A Fraction of the Whole is an uproarious indictment of the trendy international and its mores and the epic debut of the blisteringly humorous and proficient Steve Toltz.

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