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Publisher's Summary

In Jackie Kay’s first collection of stories, ordinary lives are transformed by secrets. Her world might seem familiar – sex, death and family cast long shadows – but the roles of mothers, daughters and lovers are imagined and revealed in the most surprising of ways.

Jackie Kay sees the extraordinary in everyday life, and lights it up with humour and generosity in a way that is uniquely her own.

©2002 Jackie Kay (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A virtuoso of voices that go straight to your guts" (Independeny on Sunday)
"If stories like these can still be written, the short story form must still be alive, not to say kicking." (Irish Times)
"A stunner. I am heartbroken to have finished it." (Ali Smith)

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