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Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray 1951-2012 by Alasdair Gray
  

Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray 1951-2012

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Containing sixteen tales that were published in 1983 with the title Unlikely Stories, Mostly, this collection also includes fifty-seven tales from later books, as well as sixteen new ones.

If you like Alasdair Gray you might also like to read books by Irvine Welsh, Iain Sinclair and James Kelman.

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Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray 1951-2012 by Alasdair Gray

The first sixteen tales in this collection were published by Canongate in 1983 with the title Unlikely Stories, Mostly. This collection also has fifty-seven tales from later books, plus sixteen new ones published together for the first time. This last section, Tales Droll and Plausible, shows that Gray's recent twenty-first-century fiction is as uncomfortably funny and up to date as his earliest.

Reviews

' Gray is a true original, a twentieth century William Blake.'

Observer

'A great writer, perhaps the greatest writer living in Britain today'.

Will Self

' One of the most gifted writers to have put pen to paper in the English language'

Irvine Welsh

'A necessary genius'

Ali Smith

'A genuine experimentalist.'

David Lodge

About the Author

Alasdair Gray

Alasdair Gray is an old asthmatic Glaswegian who lives by painting, writing and book design. In addition to Lanark, he is author of Unlikely Stories Mostly, 1982 Janine, The Fall of Kelvin Walker, Lean Tales (with James Kelman and Agnes Owens), Old Negatives (verse), McGrotty & Ludmilla, Something Leather, Why Scots Should Rule Scotland, Poor Things, The Ends of our Tethers and A Life in Pictures.

Author illustration © Alasdair Gray

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd April 2015

Author

Alasdair Gray

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Author's Website

www.alasdairgray.co.uk/

Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
944 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Short Story Collections
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780857865618

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