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Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

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Written By: Christos Tsiolkas

*First US Edition*

Genre: Contemporary/ LGBTQ/ Literary Fiction


The sweeping and affecting coming-of-age story of a young athlete by the internationally award-winning and bestselling author of The Slap

At fifteen, Danny Kelly is living a typical middle class Melbourne life: his mother is single, a hairdresser, and raising three kids in a tiny flat. Danny spends most afternoons with his best friend Demet, listening to Nirvana records and dreaming of the future. But there's one thing that sets Danny apart from his peers: he is an extraordinarily talented swimmer who has the potential to swim for Australia in the Olympics. His ability lifts him into a new and unrecognizable world, an elite school where his classmates' families own summer estates and where the competition is fiercer than any he has faced before.

Twenty years later, Danny is in Scotland with his partner, reflecting on the life his talents and mistakes have sculpted, when a family member from his past issues a cry for help, and Danny must decide if he's truly ready to return home.

Intimate, beautifully written and emotionally profound, Barracuda is a striking meditation on class, competition and the sacrifices we make for those we love.

Format: Hardcover, 431 Pages

Awards: Lambda Literary Award Nominee for Gay Fiction (2014), Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA) Nominee for Literary Fiction (2014), Voss Literary Prize Nominee for Shortlist (2014)

Goodreads Rating: 3.69

*Please note, all books are pre-loved, but have been carefully looked through to ensure they are not missing any pages and are in good condition. If there are any visible flaws, these will have been noted in the product photo.

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