Looking for the Possible Dance by A. L. Kennedy
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Looking for the Possible Dance
By A. L. Kennedy

Looking for the Possible Dance

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Looking for the Possible Dance by A. L. Kennedy

Book Awards

  • Winner of Somerset Maugham Award 1994.

Book Description

Mary Margaret Hamilton was educated in Scotland. She was born there too. These may not have been the best possible options, but they were the only ones on offer at the time. Although her father did his best, her knowledge of life is perhaps a little incomplete. Margaret knows the best way to look at the moon, how to wake on time and how to breathe fire. Now she must learn how to live. A. L. Kennedy's absorbing, moving and gently political first novel dissects the intricate difficulties of human relationships, from Margaret's passionate attachment to her father and her more problematic involvement with Colin, her lover, to the wider social relations between pupil and teacher, employer and employee, individual and state.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780749397586
ISBN-10: 0749397586
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 128mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Minerva
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 14-Feb-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - A. L. Kennedy

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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