The In-Between by Christos Tsiolkas

The In-Between by Christos Tsiolkas

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'It's been a long time since I've been on a date,' he says, pocketing his own phone.

'Please ignore anything I say for at least the first ten minutes.'

Ivan's laugh is loud, delighted. 'I know, mate, I'm bloody terrified.

'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. 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 today's most fearless and truthful interpreters of the human heart, the acclaimed bestselling author of The Slap and Damascus.

'A thoroughly grown-up portrayal of grown-up love - tender, candid and seriously moving' -- Patrick Gale

'[A] novel that feels transgressive in its hope, rather than its bitterness. A humble book. A generous book. Perhaps his best.' -- Beejay Silcox ― Guardian Australia

'A scorching, mythic work with a heart of the sweetest intimacy' -- Helen Garner on 7 1/2

'A powerful testament to spiritual yearning and the human desire to transcend the physical world' ― Sunday Times on DAMASCUS

'This is the work of a superb writer who has completely mastered his craft but lost nothing of his fiery spirit in so doing'― Guardian on BARRACUDA

'Confirms Christos Tsiolkas's reputation as one of the most significant contemporary storytellers at work today' -- Colm Toibin on THE SLAP

Paperback / 384 pages