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Peril

Peril

Author(s): Ruby Barnes

Location(s): Dublin, Kilkenny

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Contemporary Irish crime fiction set in Dublin and Kilkenny.

Peril is the story of Gerard Mayes, an anti-hero. Men want to be him, women want to redeem him. Ger’s story is fiction, but his origins are real – everyday folk living and working in a Dublin city center wracked with organized begging, drug addicts and violent crime. It’s not all leprechauns and shillelaghs in Ireland.

Ger is a slacker. A consumer. He thinks life owes him, takes what he can and goes with
the flow. His perspective on life, like that of another famous slacker The Big Lebowski, is sometimes humorous, but the story takes a noir turn when Ger kills a mugger and is held to account for it. All things move toward their end, of that you can be sure.

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Ger is a complete scoundrel, not a likeable character, but a well depicted character and that is what you need to keep interest flowing. Set in an Irish background, overall a good read –...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021