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Wish I Was Here

Jackie Kay

‘Kay gives hugely of her talent; pours it onto the page . . . These stories charm, move and entertain’ Guardian

This fierce, funny and compassionate collection explores every facet of that most overwhelming and complicated of human emotions: love. With winning directness, Jackie Kay captures her characters’ greatest joy and greatest vulnerability, exposing the moments of tenderness, of shock, of bravery and stupidity that accompany the search for love, the discovery of love and, most of all, love’s loss.

‘Jackie Kay’s characters sing from the page’ Daily Telegraph

‘At the heart of it is a faith in stories themselves: a belief that the most desolate history can be lent coherence if you tell it right’ Times Literary Supplement

 

 

 

 

 

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 978033051181002
Published: 04/03/2011

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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