Kennedy, A. L. Indelible Acts

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The twelve stories in Indelible Acts are variations on a theme of longing - the unassuagable human need for contact, for completion, for that most fugitive gift of all: reciprocal love. Its characters' lives are thwarted, dashed, impassioned, each in their own way immolated by hope. A queue outside a cheese shop leads to a thrilling infidelity; a crematorium funeral exposes a love gone sour; a foreign hotel room becomes a diorama of despair as physical sickness becomes a metaphor for incurable grief. In the title story, two lovers confront their lusts amid the ruins of Rome; in 'A Bad Son' a young boy from a damaged home searches for some kind of peace in the newly fallen snow.

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"Brilliant... These 12 stories are among the most devastating you will read this year" ( Daily Telegraph)

"This woman is a profound writer" (Richard Ford)

"An astonishing writer, with an imaginative empathy that seems to know no bounds" ( Time Out)

"These are powerful, intimate and angry stories. Kennedy writes with flaying precision about the things we won't often admit to ourselves, let alone speak aloud" ( Daily Mail)

"The clarity, wit and descriptive intensity of (Kennedy's) style are uplifting and the collection ends on a note of fragile hope... A writer in her thirties, who is becoming one of Britain's best" ( The Times)

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

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