The Writings of David Allan Barker

The Virgin’s Nose

The Virgin's Nose - CoverWith 34 fresh stories, David Allan Barker’s second collection of short fiction continues a project he launched with Sex With Dead People—to seek out and share the most weirdly banal corners of this modern world we’ve made for ourselves.

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Nouspique: 10 Years A Blog

Nouspique - CoverJune 24th, 2014 marked the 10th anniversary of the nouspique.com blog. To celebrate, we compiled/curated/corrected/enhanced some of the best posts. In the process, we discovered a thematic coherence in the posts that had never been apparent while writing them. Although the posts touch on seemingly diverse concerns—metaphor, masturbation, poetry, the importance of shit, getting a vasectomy, copyright law, etc.—they boil down to a single concern: the intersection of words and power.

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Cream and Sugar

Cream & Sugar - CoverMeet the Pierces, a middle-aged mixed-race couple who have staked their ground in suburbia, with careers, SUV, dog and 2.1 children. Stir in a dash of fatigue and a pinch of cynicism, and you have a recipe for domestic disaster. Enter Liane, young, white, beautiful. Elton Pierce, an ad exec who has devoted his working life to the manipulation of desire, finds himself helpless in Liane’s presence.

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Hogtown

Hogtown - CoverSet against the mass arrests of the 2010 G20 Summit in Toronto, Hogtown traces the transformation of an unnamed law student from conservative cog in a legal machine to conscientized activist facing the disruption of everything in her life. I dedicate this book to the protesters in the Occupy Wall Street movement. Think of the Toronto experience as a test run.

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Sex With Dead People

Sex With Dead People - CoverWhat do you do if the subway breaks down mid-tunnel and you have to pee? If Leonard Cohen unexpectedly arrives for dinner, how close should you let him get to your wife? What do you say to a psychiatrist who shows an unnatural interest in your brains? David Allan Barker offers 28 short stories which answer these and other pressing questions.

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The Land

The Land - CoverDon’t bury a body on your land if you want to keep your certification as an organic farmer. The Land is a macabre satire about gun culture and anti-government conspiracy theorists.

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