Jonathan M Barrett

Biography

Jonathan M Barrett lives and teaches in Wellington, New Zealand.
As well as writing plays, short stories and a novel, Jonathan is also a prize-winning academic writer.
Contact him at jonathan@polis.co.nz

Where to find Jonathan M Barrett online


Books

Otherwise
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Price: Free! Words: 26,600. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Is Francis Napier a man or a woman? William, a young lawyer, must find the truth about the mercurial prisoner. William’s interrogation of Napier leads him into a world of doubt where he discovers the possibility for otherwise. Against the background of New Zealand in WW1, this novella weaves historical fact, fiction and Greek myth in a fractured love story and reflects on the nature of gender.
Liberation Theology
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jim Croft is a young priest in crisis. Burnt out from his work in a Cape Town township at the end of the Apartheid era, he escapes to the relative Eden of Zimbabwe for a break. But this Eden has its own temptations.
The Measure of Gary Mooney
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Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Miss Davis’s class have been studying measurement all term. Today, they will measure each other’s normal walking speed. But class misfit Gary Mooney has other plans. This playground tale reveals much about social conformity, betrayal and punishment. The Measure of Gary Mooney was awarded third place in the New Zealand 2007 Sunday Star-Times Short Story Competition.
In the Fifth Season
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Price: Free! Words: 64,070. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Against a background of modern corporate culture and a tragic death, this bitter-sweet comedy weaves stories of love and relationships, ambition and folly.
Keynote Speaker
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Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Antoine Maercx is ranked 73rd in the Time Benelux edition list of 'Most important contemporary thinkers’. He arrives in Wellington to make the keynote address at the biennial Australasian Nietzsche Society conference. But from the moment he is picked up at the airport, things do not go to plan for the eminent professor.
House Hunting
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Price: Free! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Kim and David go house hunting, they’re hoping for a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity. But is their relationship strong enough to survive the rigours of house hunting in the gentrified suburbs of Wellington?
Uses of Agapanthus
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Price: Free! Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
When Brett pays his weekly visit to his mother at her retirement home, he’s annoyed to see a vase of agapanthus – now a weed in their new home – next to her bed. But his protests set off long suppressed memories for her. As Brett’s wife Suzie asks: is Mom confusing or confessing? If you've enjoyed this free short story, please rate it and leave a review. Thanks, Jonathan.
Accident Report
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Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Paul has the unenviable task of investigating the death of a young crop spraying pilot. As he travels from the crash site to a tavern run by an eccentric old flyer, Paul reflects on being a father, and how he became estranged from his son.
The Ball
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Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Every evening, Ted finds reasons to take him away from the horror stories of the six o'clock news. Today he spots what looks like a ball in the garden. Breaking his routine, he steps outside.

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