What Becomes - A. L. Kennedy (Paperback)

Out of Stock
Price
255
No reviews yet.

Description

Her characters are perfectly ordinary people - whose marriages founder; who risk sex in a hotel with an anonymous stranger or who order a luxurious meal as their lives fall apart - but the stories she weaves around them are truly remarkable.

Product Details

Barcode
9780099494065
Department
Books
Released
5 Aug 2010
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
A. L. Kennedy
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage
Language
English
Number of Pages
224
Dimensions
197 x 130 x 15mm (162g)

Summary

A.L. Kennedy's fifth collection of short stories show us exactly what becomes of the broken-hearted. Her characters are perfectly ordinary people - whose marriages founder; who sit on their own in a cinema watching a film with no soundtrack; who risk sex in a hotel with an anonymous stranger or who order a luxurious meal as their lives fall apart - but the stories she weaves around them are truly remarkable.

She reveals the sadness, violence, hurt and terror, but also the redemption and the love - and she does so with enormous human compassion and leaps of black humour.

From the winner of the Costa Book Award for Day.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction Short Stories
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / General
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
BIC Classification 2
Short stories
Dewey Classification
823.914
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

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.