Picador Shots: Sonata

Jackie Kay

In June, 2006, Picador launch Picador Shots, a new series of pocket-sized books priced at £1. The Shots aim to promote the short story as well as the work of some Picador's greatest authors. They will be contemporarily packaged but ultimately disposable books that are the ideal literary alternative to a magazine.

Jackie Kay's Sonata will be one of the first Picador Shots and comes from her new collection, Wish I Was Here.

In Sonata, two strangers meet on a train and connect in a way that one only can when you know that you only have a few hours together, and that anything you do or say will never be held against you. One is a good listener and one is a good talker –they are the perfect combination.One tells the other about her recent loss of love whilst the other watches on, falling, secretly, in love. What will become of them? Will this journey be the sum of their relationship?

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978144720661301
Published: 22/03/2012

Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh in 1961 and grew up in Glasgow. She now lives in Manchester, where she is chancellor of Salford University. She has written all her life.

Several of her adult poetry collections have won or been shortlisted for awards. Her first novel Trumpet won the Author's Club First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. Her first novel for children, Strawgirl, a lyrical slice of magical realism, was a huge critical success. She was awarded an MBE in 2006 and made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002. In 2016 she was named the new Makar, National Poet for Scotland.

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