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He then earned a master's degree in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii. Barrett has made his home in Asia for more than 30 years, mostly in Hong Kong and Thailand.
Barrett has also written a humorous travel book on China, Don Quixote in China: The Search for Peach Blossom Spring. Dragon Slayer is a book with three novellas on Chinese themes.
Several of Barrett's novels have been optioned for film. Barrett's plays have been performed in nine countries and his musical, Fragrant Harbour , set in Hong Kong, was selected by the National Alliance for Musical Theater to be staged on 42nd Street.