The Making of Mickey Bell
Mickey Bell’s sick alright… just not as sick as the dole think he is. Now his psychotic ex has grassed him up to the benefit fraud hotline, and Mickey needs to make a sharp exit. Where better to hide than up a Munro?
With faithful dog Tyke at his heels, Mickey flees a Glasgow rife with referendum fever for a country where crows and collie dogs can speak. A wicked queen, a gay hell’s angel and a total disregard for the legal implications of love could be just what Mickey needs to turn his life around.
‘A stylishness and experimentalism that few novelists these days even dare. ’
‘Mickey takes off to the hills with his faithful –and very engaging – dog, and what we have is a sort of Highland road movie, rich in encounters, some unpleasantly violent, some comic, some touching, a few exhilarating.’
-Allan Massie, The Scotsman
‘This is a life-affirming book that keeps you reading.’
-Scottish Book of the Week, The Courier
‘A triumphant journey of discovery.’
‘One of the many joys of "The Making of Mickey Bell" by Kellan MacInnes is that it proves beyond doubt that there is always room for a new way of looking at a well-trodden subject, and that it is possible to produce as a result an outstanding book that is both memorable and unique.’
‘There is a lust for life, and for writing, which runs through the book, and which keeps you turning the page. I would love to know what Mickey Bell does next, but I’m even more keen to read more Kellan MacInnes.’
-Scots Whay Hae!