Adam Quane and his brother Liam sat down in a lecture theatre
L- R Adam Quane and Liam Quane

A former Edge Hill University student has landed an audio book deal in the USA following the release of his debut novel. 

Adam Quane, 28, and his twin brother Liam released their first book, Road to Juneau, earlier this year. 

Following a successful launch in the UK and USA, the story is now set to be transformed into an audio book voiced by actors from New Jersey. 

The brothers, who hail from Skelmersdale, worked on the novel together, with Adam leading on the production and critique while Liam was the main author. 

Adam, who graduated from Edge Hill’s Film Studies and Film Production course in 2017, said: “A great deal of the Film Studies course was centred around things like narrative structure as well as the study of how the narrative can be used to tell a story, teach the audience about the world experiences of the author at the helm, as well as capture the author’s identity and present it as part of the text. 

“I was able to mechanically break down stories, seeing things like genre, formula, and authorship in a very segmented way, using each piece as building blocks to help shape the narrative of the novel as it was being written.” 

Road to Juneau is set in a futuristic New York City, where a superpowered family feuds with a cosmic god to stop World War Three from happening for a second time.

Main author Liam said: “Road to Juneau begs the question ‘How would a group of powerful, godlike beings view humanity’s way of life?’ and what would happen in these gods and humanity were to ever cross paths. 

“It was a great process working with Adam. As twins, we know each other so well and how the other one works. It’s a special relationship that we’ve worked to our advantage during the whole process and one that we hope we can continue to build on.” 

The publisher and distributor of the novel, Beaten Track Publishing, is owned by Debbie McGowan, who is also an Edge Hill alumna. 

The creative duo currently has a second novel in the works. 

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