THE BARRIER (now available as an Amazon Kindle e-book @ $2.99 per download) is not a literary
time capsule to be examined occasionally by the curious reader as if it were a relic in a dusty museum. Its message is an
timely now as when first published. Its story is as gripping and starkly realistic as when first conceived. Its antihero,
Bobbie Lee, won't go away, either. His real-life counterparts are still getting into trouble with a dominant bureaucratic
society, whose gatekeepers treat them as subjects, not as participants. After you read THE BARRIER,
you will never again
be complacent about the "other" America and its Bobbie Lees.
What some reviewers said about THE BARRIER:
"Carmen Fiore has written a great book...should become a movie...and he has a message!"
in constant motion...moves from scene to scene...by no means dull."
"...an interesting and fast-paced
"...striking, revealing, accurate, what else shall I say?"
in Trenton, NJ, Carmen Anthony Fiore first met the characters of his novel while growing up in an integrated urban neighborhood.
As a young adult, after a two-year stint in the army, he met them again as their social worker, then later as their elementary
school teacher. The result was THE BARRIER.