Peter Darbyshire

Biography

Author of The Warhol Gang and Please, which won Canada's ReLit Award for best alternative novel. Also the author of numerous short stories and the Cross series of supernatural thrillers under the pen name Peter Roman.

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Books

I'd Never Been Shot for Real Before
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
I’d Never Been Shot for Real Before takes readers through a post-9/11 world of sex clubs, bankruptcy cubicle farms and guns that definitely go off. This blackly comic short story will be a favourite for fans of Please, Peter Darbyshire’s award-winning and critically acclaimed first book.
Please
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,250. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In short, sharp episodes, Please chronicles the life of a young man who drifts through a hallucinatory urban world filled with celebrity wannabes, addictive relationships and jobs that demand he become someone else. This terse, savage debut fuses the quiet desperation of Raymond Carver with the absurdity and media-savvy irony of Quentin Tarantino.
Beat the Geeks (story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A downsized lab worker wakes up one day to find a double living his life -- a strange and eerie twin made up of his shed skin cells. The two spend their time watching Beat the Geeks, a reality show that targets scientists, but there isn't room for both of them in the apartment. It's clear one of them will have to go. By Peter Darbyshire, the award-winning author of Please and The Warhol Gang.
Deja Yu Makes the Pain Go Away (story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Zombies meets Mad Men meets Raymond Carver. What more do you need to know? From the author of the critically acclaimed novels The Warhol Gang and Please, which won Canada's ReLit award for best alternative novel.
Has the World Ended Yet? (story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story about what happens when the angels come but don't do a damned thing. From the author of the critically acclaimed novels The Warhol Gang and Please, which won Canada's ReLit award for best alternative novel.

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