ABOUT Leonard Makin

Leonard Makin
Leonard Makin's play "The Kindness of Strangers" was produced internationally by RTE in the Irish Republic, by YLE in Finland, and by SABC in South Africa. JIGSAW LOVERS  is his first novel. At present he is working on a script based on Chuck Berry's life. (photo: Leonard Ma More...



When unhappily married Anthony starts an
indulgent affair with John Lennon fan, Yvonne -
an attractive young girl half his age - he opens
a libidinous can of worms.

His ruthless wife, Rachel, embarks on a
relationship of her own with a man she has met
briefly at a reception - a tormented lush named Harrington,

When Yvonne’s obsessional older brother, the
muscular, menacing, Hugo steps in he causes
havoc by diving into an affair of his own with the
love-lorn Harrington.

A mad roller-coaster of sexual permutations erupts
as each character seeks solace from the
fervent demands of their own psyche.

But, for all the wild sexual busyness, it is sex
without savour, for here, relationships are
reduced to confession as a substitute for sensuality.

Each lover now entangled in a frantic emotional
jigsaw where the pieces refuse to fit.

Set in the year following Lennon's murder, with the sexual mores of the Swinging 60's still intact, the story moves from the land of the Beatles,
Liverpool, to London, to New York in a Rock ‘n’ Roll
of sexual experimentation in a Rock ‘n’ Roll spoof of the Iris Murdoch genre.


Other Book(s) By Leonard Makin