Room for Love
Patricia Green is a middle-class, middle-aged romance novelist with writer's block. William Crowney, aka "Cougar", is a teenage runaway who has been surviving life on London's streets as a rent boy. Their lives couldn't be more different. But when, under extraordinary circumstances, William is invited into Patricia's suburban home, they realise they have more in common than loneliness and desperation: both have a desire for love. Through a twisted hell of home truths, William and Patricia slowly begin to understand, even respect, each other. An unlikely friendship forms – one that gives both the strength to carry on.
ILYA's work has been published by Marvel, DC and Dark Horse in the USA, Kodansha in Japan, and numerous independent companies worldwide. His previous books include the award-winning graphic novel series The End of the Century Club, It's Dark in London (for SelfMadeHero), and the kitchen sink drama Skidmarks. His Illustration clients include the BBC, the Royal Academy of Arts, The Times and the Guardian newspapers, and most recently East End Life, for whom he crafts a regular strip. ILYA edits the Mammoth Book of Best New Manga series. His first and most recent publication is a novel, The Clay Dreaming [Myriad Editions, 2011].