Here’s a wee taster of it, penned by Kevin himself: Bars can keep people apart; they can lock us in and lock us out. Sometimes others build our prisons, sometimes we build them for ourselves; either way, they can follow us wherever we go. Barman and closeted gay man Brendan and prostitute Kathleen, both of Irish Catholic working-class backgrounds, meet and become friends in Birmingham in 1974, shortly before the IRA plant bombs in two city centre pubs. Caught up in the aftermath, they find themselves victims of violence from pimps, punters, queer bashers, police and others. Will their attempts to escape their predicaments be successful or not?
So get yourself back here on Wednesday, McSerial Day, for the opening instalment of Behind Bars. And don’t forget, you’ll also be able to read the latest instalment of Annie Christie’s weekly McSerial, The Soundtrack of Our Lives.
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