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If it is Your Life by James Kelman
  

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If it is Your Life by James Kelman

Giving voice to the dispossessed and crafting stories of lives on the edge, lives almost lost, lives held in the balance, James Kelman writes about the things that touch us all. With honesty, toughness and humour, he confronts the issues of language, class, politics, gender and age - identity in all its forms - with a sympathetic pen and a sharp and observant eye. No other British writer today penetrates so deeply into the hearts, minds and desperation of his characters, and this collection is as uncompromising, and as beautiful, as anything he has ever written.

About the Author

James Kelman was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1989 with A Disaffection, which also won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. He went on to win the Booker Prize five years later with How Late it Was, How Late, before being shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2009 and 2011.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2011

Author

James Kelman

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Short stories

ISBN

9780141014906

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