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Exposing and exploring the sinuous undercurrents of violence, anguish and love, A.L. Kennedy 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 adn the wildly funny results of an eccentricity unleashed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099457114
ISBN-10: 0099457113
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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UK Kirkus Review » Tender, comic and chilling by turn, these short stories expose and explore the undercurrents of violence, anguish and love. They examine the nature of the individual, both in isolation and society, as the characters define and deny their chosen identities. Winner of the Scottish Arts Council Book Award. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - A. L. Kennedy

A. L. Kennedy has twice been selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and has won a host of other awards - including the Costa Book of the Year for her novel Day. She lives in London and is a part-time lecturer in creative writing at Warwick University.

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