Blue Cow Sky

Peter Church
October 2015


Leo can’t get no satisfaction… He’s down on his luck, he’s running low on cash, his car keeps breaking down, his uptight neighbour wants him kicked out of his apartment block, his best friend’s a wannabe gangster, and he’s been trying to write his second novel for five years, current word count: Worst of all, he’s still pining after the girl of his dreams who broke his heart a lifetime ago.

What Leo can get is sex. Naughty sex, dirty sex, inappropriate sex. Sex with old flames and new strangers and old cougars and young waifs. Sex in the car and at the gym and on the beach and in fancy houses and in shithole back rooms on a dingy mattress with a girl whose name he doesn’t know while he’s trying to work out the meaning of life…

Leo is Holden Caulfield meets Dirk Diggler meets Hunter S Thompson while trying to find himself 
(and write the great post-modern novel) in the guest cottages of bored Constantia housewives, the homeless shelters of Kalk Bay and the storage barns of McGregor. And Blue Cow Sky is his story.


Peter Church is the internationally published author of traditional crime-thrillers Dark Video and Bitter Pill. This is his first post-modern, subversive, sexually charged novella…


"Delicious!" – Paige Nick

"It had me giggling and gasping by page nine… a thrilling read." – Karen Watkins, Cape Community Newspaper

“Will Leo ever finish his second book or hold down a relationship for more than a week? The chances are slim. But, like watching a car crash, the reader is compelled to come along for the bumpy ride, as if trapped in Leo’s jalopy with the doors locked.” – The Sunday Times

“From start to finish it's hilariously funny.” – Samm Marshall, Morning Live

“This is 'a comic novella of sexual proportions', but there’s more to it than Leo getting laid. Leo’s true character and what he really yearns for emerge through the narrative of his sexcapades. I began to understand him and his motivation, and realised that Leo is actually far from a womaniser. This is also revealed subtly and poignantly in the book title.”
Deborah Minors, Writers Write Reviews

A comic novella of sexual proportions

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