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A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde by Kevin MacNeil
  

A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde

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Synopsis

A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde by Kevin MacNeil

After a bike crash in a foggy Edinburgh, troubled young actor Robert Lewis wakes to find that life has changed for the darker. And the weirder. He's still a deceitful egoist but now life seems to be deceiving and manipulating him. Everything that can go wrong is going wrong. He's losing control of his love life, his starring role in a new adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde, and, quite possibly, his mind.

Reviews

'A funny, irreverent and moving 21st-century look at human nature, and an intriguing rewiring of a classic'
DOUG JOHNSTONE, THE HERALD

'Brilliant, touching, funny and clever'
WEST HIGHLAND FREE PRESS

'Kevin MacNeil is a writer prepared to take his chances, pitching this novel in the shadows of Robert Louis Stevenson's timeless classic ... from first to last, an enticing read'
THE SCOTSMAN

About the Author

Kevin MacNeil

Kevin MacNeil is an award-winning writer from the Outer Hebrides now living in London. He is a novelist, poet, editor and screenwriter. The Brilliant & Forever is his third novel.

Author photo © Charlie Clift

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Book Info

Publication date

1st June 2011

Author

Kevin MacNeil

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Publisher

Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Books for the Boys
Literary Fiction
Reading Groups

Horror & ghost stories

ISBN

9781846971839

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