A.L. Kennedy What Becomes

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What Becomes

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A.L. Kennedy's fifth collection of short stories show us exactly what becomes of the broken-hearted. Her characters are perfectly ordinary people - whose marriages founder; who sit on their own in a cinema watching a film with no soundtrack; who risk sex in a hotel with an anonymous stranger or who order a luxurious meal as their lives fall apart - but the stories she weaves around them are truly remarkable.

She reveals the sadness, violence, hurt and terror, but also the redemption and the love - and she does so with enormous human compassion and leaps of black humour.

From the winner of the Costa Book Award for Day.

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‘AL Kennedy manages to convey an edgy modernity within relatively standard narrative forms ... written with the tonal meticulousness of genuine literature’ - Financial Times, Lionel Shriver

‘achieves more powerful gut punches in its 217 pages than many novels manage in triple the length...Kennedy has produced another stunning, impressive and genuinely enjoyable collection, hard not to be charmed by’ - Scotland on Sunday, Claire Sawers

‘achingly intimate, acutely observed stories from the Costa Book Award winner’ - Woman & Home, Fanny Blake

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'What Becomes marshals all the qualities of her justly praised writing: unflinching insight, clear and spacious prose, a narrative voice that bounces between grave compassion and bantering wickedness and plenty of black comedy' - Daily Telegraph

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