Austin Macauley Publishers
It is difficult being normal these days. Sometimes we don't realise it or like to admit it, but the world has quietly changed. This has happened as quickly as it has quietly, and created a world that is as confusing as it is chaotic.
Number Nine is story of destiny in the 21st Century, and the unlikely bond between two people, each searching for calm and happiness in today's complicated and hyper-connected world.
It is 2004. Quietly the world is changing. Miles and Sophie first meet by chance at a gig, and have a platonic but unexpectedly good night together. We follow Miles and Sophie over the following years, through their infrequent meetings and times together.
They are both at a crossroads in their lives, but neither Miles nor Sophie has any idea on that first, chance, evening together - that it is the end of something, and the start of something else.
Ian McClellan spent the last ten years of his career working in the video game industry, giving him first-hand experience of pop culture. He grew up on the Wirral, in the 1980s and 1990s. Number Nine is his first novel and draws from a lifetime of being uncool, in an increasingly cool world. He lives in North Yorkshire, with his wife, Emma