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Night Geometry and the Garscadden Trains [Paperback]

A. L. Kennedy


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Jan. 17 1991
The heroes and heroines of Night Geometry and the Garscadden Trains, A.L. Kennedy's first collection of stories, are small people - the kind who inhabit the silence in libraries, who never appear on screen and who never make the headlines. Often alone and sometimes lonely, her characters ponder the mysteries of sex and death...and the ability of public transport to affect our lives.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Polygon (Jan. 17 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0748660887
  • ISBN-13: 978-0748660889
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.6 x 1.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 222 g

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"A. L. Kennedy is one of the most brilliant writers of her generation" Sunday Telegraph "This woman is a profound writer" -- Richard Ford "A collection of fifteen exquisite and troubling tales... It is a particular delight to discover a writer as original as A. L. Kennedy" Mail on Sunday "The clarity, wit and description of her style are uplifting... A writer in her thirties, who is becoming one of Britain's best" The Times "A writer of linguistic brilliance, balm-bearing humanity and blissful originality" Scotsman --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A startling and unusual collection Oct. 9 2005
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I initially read this collection of short stories when studying language and literature and was bowled over, because Kennedy's writing and characterisations come across as both startling and fascinating. Having re-read this, I'm still willing to grant it the 'unusual' tag, but I was not quite as wowed as I was when enjoying them without the benefit of having read a lot of short fiction. Two stories still stand out as really special - the one that lends this connection its title, and 'Tea and Biscuits', both dealing with 'ordinary' people thrown into sudden change by a single event.

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