A Bricklayer's Tales (2020)

A Bricklayer's Tales Gary Troia A Bricklayer s Tales Anyone who has ever done building work for brutal wage slavery and wondered if they were going mad will recognise the life of Ray Dennis Troia s alter ego which evokes a vision of mind numbing soul
  • Title: A Bricklayer's Tales
  • Author: Gary Troia
  • ISBN: 9781489598714
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
A Bricklayer's Tales Gary Troia Anyone who has ever done building work for brutal wage slavery and wondered if they were going mad, will recognise the life of Ray Dennis, Troia s alter ego which evokes a vision of mind numbing, soul destroying workplaces and workmates His is the voice of discord for the marginally employed, the creatively frustrated working Joe, who turns to a life of drink and drugsAnyone who has ever done building work for brutal wage slavery and wondered if they were going mad, will recognise the life of Ray Dennis, Troia s alter ego which evokes a vision of mind numbing, soul destroying workplaces and workmates His is the voice of discord for the marginally employed, the creatively frustrated working Joe, who turns to a life of drink and drugs to elevate the monotony of life Few have brought this world to life with such despair, black humour and indifference as Gary Troia He paints a beautifully sad portrait of a truly messed up person with potential, struggling to keep his messed up mind from drowning in cheap wine and self loathing Ray s spirit is trapped in a world of endless grey mundanity A Bricklayer s Tales is the ultimate I hate this job story, written in short, concise sections, each one containing a snapshot of the life of Ray Troia captures the tedium of working in a low paid, menial job and living hand to mouth The book is sad and questions the reader to ask questions about their own life This book achieves clarity without trying Ray has three expensive hobbies drinking, drugs, and running away Without the income that Bricklaying provides, he would not be able to maintain his chosen lifestyle, so he compromises his principles and continues with his trade A collection of short stories that include Angel Dust, the peculiar story of a man whose new life in America leads to conversations with Ancient Greek philosophersMrs McClintock, an absurd farce in which a Glaswegian couple retire to SpainA Bricklayer s Tale, the story of a disillusioned, alcoholic bricklayerWhat I Did In My Summer Holidays In 1000 Words, could having an idea ever be considered a criminal act My Grandfather s Shed, the making of an English keyPeyote, hippies, LSD and an idyllic refugeReturn Ticket, handcuffed and ready for deportation A sad departure from the StatesThe Day My Soul Left Me, to be or not to be That is the question Advert In The Art Shop Window, will a new building job in Spain be the start of a new life The Unchangeable Chameleon, can a leopard change it s spots An anthology of British dark humourazon Bricklayers T.on Bricklayers Tal
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One thought on “A Bricklayer's Tales

  1. Karl Wiggins

    A Bricklayer s TalesGary Troia writes with dark, gallows humour about the life of the pisshead, the druggie and, of course, the bricklayer, grafting away at a job he hates with work mates he hates in weather he hates and eating food he hates and did I mention he hates his job I really, really enjoyed this book, yet I note one reviewer has written that he finds the world of alcoholics, drug addicts and chain smokers really depressing, Well why download the book then For me, this book gives you ex [...]

  2. Maureen

    Though some of the stories were interesting, others felt a bit rushed and lacking in detail I believe this book would have worked better as a novel rather than short stories, that way we could have got closer to the character and put flesh on his bones It was though,a rather sad look at a wasted life Ray hated his job as a bricklayer so much, but ultimately it paid for his drink and drugs This begs the question though, if he d had a job that he loved would he have needed his drugs of choice A re [...]

  3. Nicholas Maulucci

    I m not sure how I stumbled upon this lame book laced with profanity, some loser from England writes about his inability to get a job that is pretty much the entire book lame author lamer life don t waste your time reading this.

  4. Michelle Navarette

    A very short book made up of short stories It was an interesting look at a man s life I would suggest the author to get someone to fix the commas though All the commas that William Faulkner was missing turned up in Gary Troia s book You never, knew where a comma, might fall.

  5. Maria Patterson

    Excellent A collection of stories about depression, alcoholism and drug use Very compelling reading I read this all in one go.

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