- Publisher: La Muse Books
- Edition: ebook
- Available in: ebook, PDF
- ISBN: 979-10-97233-04-4
- Published: August 5, 2017
“laugh-out-loud funny” Whispering Gums
Daryl Turtle lies stricken with the worst case of man-flu since the condition was discovered.
He is a humble bank clerk, a mere male, in the world’s eyes. But his own eyes perceive much more clearly the polymath, the problem-solver, the man for all occasions that lies within. And Daryl will now need all the skills he possesses to solve the riddle with which he is confronted. His wife, Gai, has just left him. To go to work.
Undeterred, he fights his way to the kitchen of his house, determined to soldier on. He has the clear intention of making his own toast. And might well have succeeded, had not the entire array of domestic appliances with which Gai had decked out the house risen up to defy him.
Despite his assuming the status of myth in his own land, it is unclear whether Daryl Turtle ever did get his toast on that fateful day. Yet the lengths he went to in order to achieve his goal will never be forgotten.
Especially by his wife.
Buy John Clanchy’s hilarious Slow Burn now and find out if Daryl eventually makes it through.
What an author Clanchy is… His work has won major awards in Europe, the US, New Zealand and Australia, including the Queensland Premier’s Award for short fiction and, on two occasions, the ACT Book of the Year. Clanchy is widely acknowledged as a master of the short literary form.
The Sydney Morning Herald
Expertly told, without a false note.
Australian Book Review
I encourage people to invest in a copy … and be entertained by an accomplished Australian author.