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We all fall down / Peter Barry.

By: Barry, Peter.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Yarraville, Vic. : Transit Lounge, 2012Edition: 1st ed.Description: 336 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781921924187.Subject(s): Middle class -- Australia -- Fiction | Domestic fiction | Australian fiction -- 21st century | Sydney (N.S.W.) -- FictionDDC classification: A823.4 Summary: This 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 avery 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. In this novel, the author brings his witty, razor-sharp vision to human nature, life in suburbia and the moral dilemmas that face us all.
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This 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 avery 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. In this novel, the author brings his witty, razor-sharp vision to human nature, life in suburbia and the moral dilemmas that face us all.

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