Turn Turn Turn

Turn Turn Turn


Wars, pandemic, and the Great Depression. This is a novel about personal triumph against adversity in a rapidly growing suburb of Melbourne Australia, during a time when the nation’s very existence was in peril.

The narrative flows from World War I through a global pandemic, the Great Depression, World War II and the Cold War. The Jenkins family, their friends and neighbours confront world-shattering events from the cocooned existence of an isolated island dragged into a global present. Not only must they deal with the intimate realities of domesticity, the conflicts, the anxieties and the fears, their lives are buffeted by forces beyond their control and comprehension.

About the Author

Mike Berry is an Australian academic and writer who has written widely on economics and political philosophy. His latest book is Justice and Democracy. ‘Turn Turn Turn’ is his first novel, the first of what he hopes will be a series looking at the way the lives of ordinary people interact during times of immense challenge and change. His published books can be accessed on the website (www.mikeberrywriting.com). He lives on the Mornington Peninsula just south of Melbourne and is a keen lawn bowler.