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'Funny, deadpan, angry, tender and despairing' Elle

Tender, precise, comic and chilling by turn, the stories in A L Kennedy's new collection confirm her reputation as one of the most exciting new writers to have appeared in the past decade.


'One of the most brilliant writers of her generation' Sunday Telegraph

'This woman is a profound writer' Richard Ford

'Kennedy has now proved that she is one of the few young writers to have found a distinctive voice, one that we could recognise even from a couple of sentences; and that in itself is already a considerable achievement' Jonathan Coe, Mail on Sunday

'Powerful, acute and wholly convincing' Julian Loose, Sunday Times

'Great short stories are rare if not rarer than great poems and the fact that a handful here possess great magical quality is remarkable-A. L. Kennedy is a writer of original and beguiling diction' Alan Taylor, Scotland on Sunday

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    February 1, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    256 pages

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  • Now That You're Back
    A.L. Kennedy



    July 4, 1995


    256 pages

    RRP $22.99

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