Counter Culture

Robin Christopher, beleaguered retail worker, isn’t having an easy November. His boss is pushing the stress levels to overload planning a Black Friday to end all Black Fridays, his family doesn’t understand him, and his best friend thinks his new crush is a hallucination brought on by watching too many episodes of Doctor Who.

Archie Levine dresses in Victorian style and divides his time between looking after his young son and creating weird and wacky steampunk gadgets from bits of old junk—when he’s not looking after his mum, Lyddie, and trying to keep on good terms with his ex. The last thing he’s got time for is a relationship—but the young man he met while disembowelling a fridge is proving very tempting.

When Lyddie’s social conscience is roused by a local store with a cavalier attitude to the homeless, former rough sleeper Archie shares her anger. Little does he know, Robin works for the very store that’s the focus of their outrage. When Archie finds out he’s sleeping with the enemy, things could cut up very rough indeed.

Due out 3rd November 2019 from Riptide