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  • Published: 31 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448113354
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Kelly + Victor




'Griffiths's latest mordant masterpiece consolidates his status as one of Britain's most talented young writers' - Time Out
Soon to be a major film

A bar in Liverpool January 2nd 200:
VICTOR meets a girl. Some time later that night he is in her bed. This, he thinks, is the best sex he's ever had.
KELLY meets a boy. Some time later that night he is in her bed. This, she thinks, is the best sex she's ever had.

So the story of Kelly + Victor progresses, through two mirror-image narratives: a story of the growth and spiralling intensity of sexual obsession, traced to its inevitable, devastating conclusion. Set against a backdrop of urban despair, spiritual absence and a world swamped with pornography, this is a novel about yearning for union, for purity, and for magic and mystery in a world that denies them all. And it is, above everything, a love story - or all that 21st century Britain will allow of one.

  • Published: 31 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448113354
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Niall Griffiths

Niall Griffiths was born in Liverpool in 1966 and now lives in Wales. He has published seven previous novels: Grits, Sheepshagger, Kelly + Victor, Stump, Wreckage, Runt and A Great Big Shining Star.

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Praise for Kelly + Victor

The range of Griffiths’s achievement is as exhilarating as the reach of his ambition.

The Guardian

Kelly + Victor is a book breathing at the limits of experience, its protagonists martyrs to feeling in a world gone numb.

The Independent

With Kelly + Victor Griffiths has completed his transition into a literary voice for the 21st century.

The Scotsman

Griffiths's latest mordant masterpiece consolidates his status as one of Britain's most talented young writers.

Time Out

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