Annie Wight, a seventeen-year-old schoolgirl, wasn’t looking for either love or notoriety when she got swept up in 'London Whatever', a grassroots movement offering support and healthcare to gay girls and women. In the struggle to end violence against women, she stumbled on the love of her life and grew to be a key public figure. The movement bore the brunt of the homophobic attacks of Nolan Kard, Lord Mayor of London. Rich entrepreneur turned politician known for his off-hand attitude and tasteless humour, he was campaigning to ‘Keep London Straight’. Annie became his number one target and that of his rogue police, not to mention his sinister gang of ghostwriters, the nightmare of all his enemies.
About the Author
One of his pupils once confessed, with typical candour and ambiguity, that Alan McCluskey had taught her the creative value of madness. His work, whether as a teacher or a video artist or a company director or a scientist or a novel writer, has always been marked by a need to question the obvious, adopting what he calls the Martian perspective in which the self-evident is not taken for granted. He has brought that questioning perspective, along with a passion for images and what they can reveal, to novel writing, together with a long-standing fascination for the dream world and the magic of fantasy. Stories People Tell is McCluskey's sixth published novel. The five others are The Reaches, The Keeper's Daughter, The Starless Square, Boy & Girl and In Search of Lost Girls, all published by Secret Paths Editions.