Lockdown did not go totally to waste for Barry Varkel. He completed writing his 4th novel during this trying period that most people simply wish to forget about and put behind themselves for the rest of their lives.
Barry’s novel, entitled “Big Jon Harry’s Revenge”, is to be launched at Cape Town’s famous indie bookstore – The Book Lounge – on the evening of 21 June 2023. Famous South African musician, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, will host the book launch.
I asked Barry what the book is about and he told me this:
“When the music plays, Big Jon Harry is catapulted at light speed through space and time into his unique world of dancing, sex and romance – a world filled with beautiful, adorable, doting, loving, passionate; yet possessive, vengeful and downright dangerous birds.
In this emotionally charged, racy and sensual environment, Big Jon seamlessly navigates the beaches, the seaside boulevards, the bars, the dance floors and the hearts of his favourite birds with consummate ease, unconscious of even subliminal danger, and confident he has walled in and buried the sharp pain of his past.
Things are just perfect.
That is until things start to go wrong.”
Well, I suppose I will just have to read the book and find out for myself.