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We All Fall Down

A disturbing, but affecting portrait of family, the workplace, and the costs of playing, or not playing the game. It takes place during the financial crisis of 2007-8, and is about the immorality and inefficiency of modern day business practices, and their often devastating effects on society as a whole and individuals in particular.

Kate and Hugh Drysdale are amongst the countless victims of collapsing financial and property markets, of divorce and unemployment, of a rotten system. Scenarios that are still playing themselves out decades later.

We All Fall Down is a brilliant book that draws the reader onwards into one man’s nightmare. Utterly gripping.’
Peter Salmon.
Author of The Coffee Story.

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I Hate Martin Amis Et Al

I Hate Martin Amis Et Al won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Writer.

‘Dark and troubling, distressingly funny. It is one of the best debut novels I’ve read. Peter Barry is a massive talent. Exciting, original and dangerous. I Hate Martin Amis Et Al is a devastating tour de force and a brilliant first novel.’
Wayne Macauley.
Author of Simpson Returns and Blueprints for a Barbed Wire Canoe.

‘Barry writes with such awe-inspiring authority... this is intelligent, provocative entertainment at its best.’
Erotic Review Magazine (UK).

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The Walk

It is 1987, soon after Live Aid, and PR consultant Adrian Burles has a groundbreaking idea: to fly a starving, skeletal Ethiopian to London and over a period of one week make him walk from Heathrow to Trafalgar Square.

‘Peter Barry’s The Walk, a delicious satire, tells the story of a charity worker who brings Mujtabaa, a young Ethiopian man, to London to raise funds for famine relief. The hilarious McDonalds’ scene is worth the price of admission alone.’
Barry Scott.
Publisher at Transit Lounge. Australian Book Review, December 2017.

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Despite being locked up in an insane asylum, Alan Crosthwaite is convinced that the true psychopaths are all on the outside – Trump, Xi, Putin, Bolsanaro, his own ‘Prime Moron’, and the rest. Only the clinically insane could possibly, and so comprehensively, deny or ignore the devastation being done to the environment and flora and fauna of our only home.

‘A really interesting take on what constitutes insanity. Is it climate activists who are insane, or the politicians who deny there’s a problem? The author has no doubts.’
( M.B.)

‘A passionate warning about climate change.’
( R.K.)

‘It's heartbreaking really what we have done to this world. (Insanity) was like a punch in the stomach. It really does make you stop and think.’
( J.G.)

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