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One of Granta's twenty Best of Young British Novelists in1993 and 2003

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 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

The supremely original writer among a gifted generation of young British fiction talents

Scotland on Sunday

A writer of linguistic brilliance, balm-bearing humanity and blissful originality


Kennedy writes with flaying precision about things we won't often admit to ourselves, let alone speak aloud

Daily Mail

A. L. Kennedy is one of the most brilliant writers of her generation

Sunday Telegraph

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    February 1, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    144 pages

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  • Night Geometry And The Garscadden Trains
    A.L. Kennedy



    November 1, 2004


    144 pages

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