Tender, precise, comic and chilling by turn, the stories in A L Kennedy's new collection confirm her reputation as one of the most exciting new writers to have appeared in the past decade. Exposing and exploring the sinuous undercurrents of violence, anguish and love, she examines the nature of the individual, both in isolation and society, as characters define and deny their chosen identities. While showing us the unlikeliness of intimacy and the impossibility of communication, Kennedy also reveals the subversive liberation of impotence, the humour of discomfort as human beings chafe together, the crazed claustrophobia of the family and the wildly funny results of an eccentricity unleashed.
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The author of five previous novels, two books of non-fiction, and five collections of short stories, A.L. Kennedy's last novel, Day, was the 2007 Costa Book of the Year. She has twice been selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and has won a host of other awards. She lives in Glasgow and is a part-time lecturer in creative writing at Warwick University.
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Book Description Vintage. Paperback. Book Condition: Collectible - Like New. 1994. First Edition/First Printing. 248 pages. Signed by Author on title page. Wraps in excellent condition. Softcover. 1st UK edition, ISBN:0224036793. Mylar jacket. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-7000180