Larry Deery was born in Dublin in 1961 and spent his early years as a child. He later went on to become an adult. This excerpt is from his as yet unpublished second novel, The Trip Up and The Slide Down. Larry is currently working on a third novel and hopes to have it published before he retires. As well as writing, Larry works in Dublin city centre as a cleaner and will probably do so until he dies, if it doesn't kill him first.