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A compelling contemporary love story between two middle-aged men, told with grace, heart and wisdom by acclaimed author Christos Tsiolkas.

Book cover: "The In-Between"

'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. They 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, hope and forgiveness by one of our most fearless and truthful interpreters of the human heart.

About the author

Christos Tsiolkas is the author of eight novels, including the international bestseller The Slap that won Overall Best Book in the Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2009, longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize and won the Australian Literary Society Gold.

Christos's fifth novel, Barracuda, was shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal and the inaugural Voss Literary Prize. The Slap and Barracuda were both adapted into celebrated television series. In 2021, Christos won the Melbourne Prize for Literature. Christos is also a playwright, essayist and screenwriter. He lives in Melbourne.

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