The In-Between by Christos Tsiolkas

The In-Between by Christos Tsiolkas

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The tender, sensual and moving new novel from the award-winning and bestselling author of The Slap and Damascus.

A compelling contemporary love story between two middle-aged men, told with grace, heart and wisdom.

No life is simple, and no life is without sorrow. No life is perfect. Two middle-aged men meet on an internet date. Each has been scarred by a previous relationship; each has his own compelling reasons for giving up on the idea of finding love. But still they both turn up for the dinner, feel the spark and the possibility of something more. Feel the fear of failing again, of being hurt and humiliated and further annihilated by love. How can they take the risk of falling in love again. How can they not?

A tender, affecting novel of love, of hope, of forgiveness by one of our most fearless and truthful interpreters of the human heart, the acclaimed bestselling author of The Slap and Damascus.

Praise for Christos Tsiolkas: ‘I’ve admired the risk and power of all his novels, but this might be the riskiest of all-so personal, so delicate and true-and I love it.’ – Charlotte Wood on 7
‘A scorching, mythic work with a heart of the sweetest intimacy.’- Helen Garner on 7 ‘The audacity of Tsiolkas is still a thrill. And, dare one say it, necessary.’ – Nigel Featherstone on 7
‘Tsiolkas has proved himself a heroic writer, ready to enter the fray and wrestle with intractable moral and political questions. A powerful parable of our times.’ – The Saturday Paper on Damascus
‘Every time I was 10 pages in a new book, I thought, “It’s not Damascus”, and put it aside for another day . . .’ – Stephen Romei, Weekend Australian on Damascus
‘I finished Barracuda on a high: moved, elated, immersed . . . This is the work of a superb writer who has completely mastered his craft but lost nothing of his fiery spirit in so doing. It is a big achievement.’ – TheGuardian
‘Once in a while a novel comes along that reminds me why I love to read: The Slap is such a book . . . Tsiolkas throws open the window on society, picks apart its flaws, embraces its contradictions and recognises its beauty, all the time asking the reader, Whose side are you on? Honestly, one of the three or four truly great novels of the new millennium.’ – John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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About the Author

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Published: 26 Oct 2023
Format: Paperback, 400pp
ISBN: 9781761470011
Category: Modern & Contemporary Fiction.


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