In 2010 Legend Press published my second novel, “Out of Office”, about a journalist’s rapid descent into alcoholism, madness, and perversion. What really drove the book, though, was politics: namely, the protagonist’s inner confusion about identity politics, race, and militant Islam. Some of the book’s points now seem more relevant than ever, particularly its central question: just how long can a tolerant society tolerate intolerance?
The book was named book of the month by one literary magazine and helped me win a generous award from the Royal Literary Fund. You can read 100 quotes from Out of Office on Facebook or simply by typing “OutofOfficequotes” into the search bar on my website. If you’re still interested in reading this highly controversial piece of fiction, the Kindle version is now available for £2.99 at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Office-Mark-Liam-Piggott/dp/1906558132/