Carol is an intelligent and sensible woman in her late twenties, working as a Civil Servant. Carol has her life together. Grant, on the other hand, has never quite fit in. His mental health problems have been brushed under the carpet since his childhood. Now working as a barman, he wants to turn his life around.
Grant is seeking a publisher for his debut novel, ‘Dead Letter Perfect’, but in a strange turn of events and after rejection from every publisher, he discovers that a woman he’s never heard of – Carol Green – is publishing a novel with the same title.
Could it ever happen, that two people acting independently and with no knowledge of each other write the same novel? Every detail, every word exactly the same.
Carol is completely unaware of Grant’s discovery and, following his rejection, Grant’s life quickly spirals out of control. Things take a turn for the worse when the pair eventually meet…
Andrew Hill lives in London and is a retired Civil Servant with qualifications in philosophy and law. He has a MA in Playwriting Studies, served in the Army and worked as an actor in his younger years.
Andrew says, “As a philosopher, unusual situations often come to mind. The idea for ‘Verbatim’ hung around in my mind for some time so I decided to turn it into a story.”