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Poet, Novelist, and Critic


 


 

IAN GREGSON


 


 


Not Tonight Neil


 


 


Not Tonight Neil

(Cinnamon Press)

Published 1st June 2011

Title


My first novel


 

You can find the book on Amazon or order direct from Cinnamon Press.

Price: £8.99

 


When 42 year old satirical cartoonist, Dennis Pugh, publishes his cartoon narrative, Noises Through the Wall, the story of a teenager on a 60s council estate in Manchester who goes through puberty only a thin wall away from his sexually exuberant neighbours, Neil and Helen, the psycho-thriller of the real events on which his book is based emerge again.

Set in 1969 on a council estate in North Manchester this thriller-cum-dark-satire centres on Dennis’s adolescent travails, including his longings for both Helen and a teenager, Lorraine Lever; on what he hears through the wall and the puzzle of who commits the central murder.

In a tone that is not so much social realism as dark comedy, a mode that’s appropriate to Dennis’s adult profession, Not Tonight Neil, deftly handles not only coming of age, but the struggles of people living in close proximity to carve out their own identities. Brimming with sharply observed characters, Not Tonight Neil is at once hilarious and poignant, witty and humane.


 


 

ISBN: 1907090371


To contact me:

E-mail: webcontact@iangregson.co.uk

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