Discover the explosive first novel from the author of The Slap

Ari is nineteen, Greek, gay, unemployed, looking for something - anything - to take him away from his aimless existence in suburban Melbourne. Torn between the traditional Greek world of his parents and friends and the alluring, destructive world of clubs and drugs and anonymous sex, all Ari can do is ease his pain in the only way he knows how.

'One of the most significant contemporary storytellers at work today' Colm Tóibín

'An addictive read' Stylist


  • An addictive read... Loaded is a must for your suitcase

About the author

Christos Tsiolkas

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