Passing the hours of a global crisis in splendid isolation, with only his own thoughts, fears, fantasies and memories for company, Barney's third novel is a melancholic comedy of modern loneliness and historic loss, of one man’s tussle with the void while a whole world slides down the pan.
passed are not.
When childhood friends meet again to reminisce and compare scars, a fresh wound waits just around the corner. One rainy night at the wrong end of town, a pub crawl along Memory Lane takes a hard right down a dark dead end.
Viz comic strip ‘Drunken Bakers’ are here immortalised in a book. A day in the life: the decline of the independent bakery, and the steeper decline of the bakers within it. A harsh reality displayed without apology, elbowing its way into our comfort zone bringing laughter and the smell of stale beer.