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Colouring In is the story of James Clifton, a chronic underachiever who has failed to fulfil his potential and exists too easily in a world where he shouldn't belong.
As the 1980s draw to a close, James is lurching from drama to crisis to impasse. His present and future are inhibited by his reliance on a rose-tinted vision of his past. His talents as an Artist are submerged in a morass of indecision and poor self-esteem. He is holding too many last straws.
But when it seems James has reached the very bottom of all that is wrong, a letter arrives that changes his life forever. An admirer, who James cannot place in his previous history, becomes the catalyst for transformation and evolution. He learns that not everything he holds dear is quite as he wants to remember it.
He finds himself on a path that reveals a new future, based on a different past.
Colouring In explores the ways in which inadequacy, perceived or real, can become a block to creativity and ambition. It is also a love story.
Set in England (and in France for part of the story), Colouring In has some laugh out loud moments and graphic sex scenes and language.