The Jesus Man by Christos Tsiolkas

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Things don’t get any sunnier – there’s a desperation at its heart that rarely lets up – but this dark, flawed novel eventually acquires a real emotional weight.
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When Tommy is made redundant, he finds the voices in his head becoming louder as he sinks into pornography, violence and madness. He snaps and murders someone who may or may not be a serial sex killer of children, then castrates and kills himself, leaving his family numb with grief and at the mercy of the ensuing media feeding
 

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Published January 1, 1999 by Vintage.
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Reviewed by Anita Sethi on Nov 13 2016

Unflinching and urgent, the novel traces the frightened family’s attempt to understand and deal with the devastating aftermath of Tommy’s death and “the awful collapse in our lives”.

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Reviewed by James Smart on Nov 11 2016

Things don’t get any sunnier – there’s a desperation at its heart that rarely lets up – but this dark, flawed novel eventually acquires a real emotional weight.

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