Collected Stories (Paperback)
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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 24/09/2009
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Comprising stories from her debut collection, Blood, and the critically acclaimed Where You Find It - this collection presents some of the best known and most loved works by one of Scotland's 'most gifted and original writers' (Times Literary Supplement).

Each sharply observed, savagely accurate and brilliantly realised - the stories offer revelatory glimpses into everyday lives - from an unwelcome act of kindness at a bus stop, an evening walk across a London bridge, a welcome but uncomfortable summer break to a brutal lesson in trust.

Here also are unflinching portrayals of relationships: the struggle to love against the odds, the overpowering yearning to communicate, and the extraordinary epiphanies where the world falls away leaving only the lovers.

These are painstakingly crafted stories: engaging, funny and terrifyingly true, from a master of the form.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099540397
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
Edition: Combined volume


MEDIA REVIEWS
A book that can be felt on your pulses. Galloway is a literary endoscopist: she gets beneath the surface of life and exposes the nerves...Writing has rarely been so visceral * The Independent *
Spiky, bleak stories ... moving and poignant. Sometimes you have to read them twice -- William Leith * Evening Standard *
Her compassion is compassion with bite, her beauty is beauty that stings, and her comfort always comes with a sense of loss. It doesn't make for an easy read, but as with the best medicine, it's good for you -- Lesley McDowell * Independent on Sunday *
Beautifully crafted and true-to-life stories * The Times *
Galloway's ear for dialogue is astonishing, almost musical -- Olivia Laing * The Observer *

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I have struggled to write a review that will do justice to this brilliant collection of stories. Galloway writes precise, taut prose that serves to illuminate the truths of our lives. She does so better than anyone... More

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