$39.95 – Paperback / Transit Lounge Publishing / Australia
We All Fall Down
We All Fall Down is a vivid and compelling narrative of middle class friends and families, relationships and the contemporary workplace. Kate and Hugh Drysdale, like many couples, buy a house that stretches them to the limits financially. Hugh looks at the soaring property market, the fact he’s earning a good salary, and all the signs of a booming economy and believes everything will be fine. And it is, until the advertising company he works for hits a rough patch: two major pieces of business walk out of the door, and a new creative director from the UK is brought in.
Set in Sydney when world economic instability is beginning to bite, this is very much a book of our time. Peopled with unforgettable characters, it is a disturbing, but affecting portrait of family, the workplace, and the costs of playing, or not playing the game.
‘A novel that speaks to the heart of our culture, and a gripping account of one man's fight for his soul. Both honest and compassionate, it turns an unflinching gaze on the world in which we try to find meaning, at work and in love.’ Michael McGirr
'After taking the literary world apart with I Hate Martin Amis et al , Peter Barry turns a clinical eye on the world of advertising, and the result is dazzling.' Peter Salmon
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