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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Toltz Narrator: Colin McPhillamy, Craig Baldwin Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Steve Toltz’s exceptional debut has drawn favorable comparisons to the work of New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer. Stewing in an Australian prison, Jasper Dean reflects on his relationship with his dead father and recounts the many zany adventures they shared together.

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  • “First novels these days too seldom dare to raise their voices above an elegant whisper or an ironic murmur. Not so A Fraction of the Whole, a riotously funny first novel that is harder to ignore than a crate of puppies, twice as playful and just about as messy. This is not a book to be read so much as an experience to be wallowed in. Mr. Toltz’s merry chaos—a mix of metaphysical inquiry, ribald jokes, freakish occurrences and verbal dynamite booming across the page–deserves a place next to A Confederacy of Dunces in a category that might be called the undergraduate ecstatic. A Fraction of the Whole is a sort of Voltaire-meets-Vonnegut tale.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Rollicking…laugh-out-loud funny.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “A sprawling, dizzying debut…Comic drive and Steve Toltz’s far-out imagination carry the epic story…a nutty tour de force.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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