“Once you’ve crossed the line it’s a wonderful place.” When society breaks down, when there is no law and the mob is rampaging through the streets, what will you do? Mike Smith, a financial adviser, struggles inside the Sydney housing bubble. He and his wife Beth, a lawyer, can’t live where they want to live and face a bleak exile to the outer suburbs. But he is not alone in his frustration, and after increasing tension Sydney erupts into riots. At first a bystander, Mike is gradually coaxed by his younger brother Marty into the dark heart of social discord. Meanwhile in the pleasant suburb of Beecroft, Mike’s recently retired father Bob tries in vain to make a new life for himself. Bob was once the king of business to business marketing, now he is fruitlessly idle. Club days at the local bowling greens, cleaning his swimming pool and talking about the weather with his mates no longer give him satisfaction. Following a sporting catastrophe at the bowling club, Bob also turns to violence as an outlet for his frustrations. Both Mike and Bob risk it all even though they don’t quite know why. Will they relieve their existential burdens, or will the long arm of the law finally grab them? Let’s Start A Riot! is a novel of social discord, bowling greens and ludicrous house prices set in Sydney, Australia.
Author : James O'Sullivan Release : 2015-12-23 Publisher : Booktango ISBN : 146896738X File Size : 31.20 MB Format : PDF, Docs Download : 385 Read : 944