Dark comedy novel set in Tameside town covers divisive topic

A DARK comedy novel, set in a Tameside town and centred around a divisive topic, will soon be published by a Greater Manchester author.  

Paul Carroll’s fifth novel called Shaking Hands with Elvis is set in a UK (Stalybridge to be exact) where ‘welfare has been slashed, the NHS has disappeared and the government is actively promoting assisted dying packages – and not just to the terminally ill’.

The novel ties in with a current parliamentary inquiry on the possibility of legalising euthanasia in the UK, handling a ‘controversial and delicate subject with warmth and humanity’.

Publicists add that readers of Shaking Hands with Elvis will also be placed in the ‘unenviable position of weighing up the pros and cons of assisted dying and questioning what their choice might be in similar circumstances’.

Born and brought up in Leeds, Paul has a degree in English Language and English Literature from the University of Manchester. He worked in Public Relations for many years before becoming a full-time writer.

Paul’s novels usually delve into human drama, dark humour and compassion whilst approaching the latest social trends.

The book will be available in paperback and as an Ebook from Amazon and selected bookshops from March 1.

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