Saturday, December 31, 2011
The real estate industry is the target of this novel by Brendan Gullifer. Gullifer uses his short stint working in real estate to expose many of the processes used to persuade a homeowner to to choose a particular agent to sell their house. The setting for this satirical expose is a real estate agency selling properties in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. The story is revealed through the eyes of Will, a newcomer to the industry, who is teamed with a former car dealer, Harry Osborne, to learn the ropes. The behind the scenes machinations to close a deal as well as the degeneration of character and lives of key figures in the agency are revealed as the plot revolving around corruption and revenge unfolds.