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Chris Dreyfus

Three Sydneysiders muddle through a comedy of errors, discovering their vulnerabilities and foibles. This is a darkly amusing series of novellas. Read them as distinct stories or as a suite.

Sybil's Unrest

Sybil is stuck in her bourgeois, mopey rut with a horrible husband, Frank. Her current reading material, Jane Austen's Emma, is offering some guidance-or is it? Her world turns pear-shaped when she runs to the aid of an injured young man, Nick. She may avoid the bunkers, but can she keep clear of the rough?

The Occidental

David has taken to drinking and brooding in the company of his only friend. Is Frank a friend? Arrangements are made to travel overseas, but he retreats to an odd city hotel instead.


From Plunder's point of view, any kind of social interaction is invariably disappointing. A boozy dinner party quickly goes belly-up. Oh, and what's this about bees?

The protagonists cross each other's paths over one tragic, crazy, ultimately redemptive day.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Chris Dreyfus
  • Publish Date: Apr 11st, 2024
  • Pages: 286
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.64in - 0.93lb
  • EAN: 9798224122080
  • Categories: LiteraryHumorous - Dark HumorWorld Literature - Australia

About the Author

Dreyfus, Chris: - "

Chris Dreyfus is an Australian writer of fiction and a visual artist. His characters drive the narratives of his fiction, often with a good dose of dark humour. He has produced many short stories and several novellas. Shortlisted for a short story prize in 2017, he has also published shorts in the literary magazines - Field of Words, The Honest Ulsterman, Blood & Bourbon and Every Day Fiction.

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