'Later, Philip Anderson would remember the day as a succession of increasingly unlikely occurrences, the first of which was a glimpse of a neighbour's leg............' A chance meeting between two neighbours sparks a series of events which will affect the lives of a small, diverse group of people in London over the course of eight days in February 2010. Some Place South of Perfect is a wry depiction of interacting lives which examines how thin the margins between safety and danger, success and failure, happiness and misery really are. In a fast-moving, yet reflective, vel we see events through the eyes of an engaging roster of people; a narcissistic, philandering sportsman; a lovelorn journalist; taciturn bankers; idealistic academics; a couple attempting to reignite their marriage; musicians; youths from the wrong side of the tracks and amoral men from the margins of paramilitary organisations. Spiked through with acerbic observation, Some Place South of Perfect presents a microcosm of life as it is lived w and a new slant on age-old dilemmas.
Andrew Byrne was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1963. He attended University College Dublin, moved to London in the mid-80s where he spent over 20 years working in banking and doesn't believe that he was in any way responsible for the problems which have befallen that profession. He now lives in North London with his wife. Some Place South of Perfect is his first novel. He is also the author of a blog about words...http: //wordwatching1.blogspot.co.uk/