"Am I a virgin? I think I am. I mean it went in her but it was floppy and it wasn't very nice so I think I am a virgin. I'm going to say I am. Will look better on me uni applications. Liverpool, 1989. Greg is thirteen. He has just started secondary school. He earns pocket money sweeping up hair in a barbers. Girls are aliens. Liverpool FC are everything. Greg has an extraordinary story to tell you. Bottleneck is a vibrant coming-of-age story about becoming a man through adventures both big and small. It is about a notorious city; Liverpool. How the outside world views it and how it views the outside world."
"Luke Barnes is a northern-born emerging playwright, both a unique and exciting wordsmith. His first play Chapel Street was selected as one of the top five new plays off the West End in 2011 by The Stage and he was shortlisted for an Off WestEnd award for most promising playwright. His play Eisteddfod (2012) is also published by Oberon Books."