I have finished couple of chapters in this book. I may not continue it, as they say life is too short to read a bad book. I would not classify this as a bad book per se, but I found that the author was trying to make it commercial and very contemporary and the language was also not to my liking. I don't read contemporary fiction (and the most contemporary I have read is from 1961) and mostly tackling Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Dickens at the moment. I only picked up this book because it had won an award and also because my interest lies in diaspora literature. So novels and short stories about immigrants and Diaspora give life to the stats. There is hardly any literature in Australia about Immigrants, so the author has filled a huge gap in that. But the story and the writing are not simple and author is very complicated (or tried to come across as complicated and deep). I am worried if I should invest more time into this book. In the first two chapters, the protagonist makes love to the dentist twice and a dead boy is marked. There are graffiti's with poems and the water cooler filled with human fat. All these were too commercial for me.