The heroes and heroines of Night Geometry and the Garscadden Trains, A. L. Kennedy's first collection of stories, are small people - the kind who inhabit the silence in libraries, who never appear on screen and who never make the headlines. Often alone and sometimes lonely, her characters ponder the mysteries of sex and death-and the ability of public transport to affect our lives.
"A. L. Kennedy is one of the most brilliant writers of her generation" * Sunday Telegraph *
"This woman is a profound writer" -- Richard Ford
"A collection of fifteen exquisite and troubling tales... It is a particular delight to discover a writer as original as A. L. Kennedy" * Mail on Sunday *
"The clarity, wit and description of her style are uplifting... A writer in her thirties, who is becoming one of Britain's best" * The Times *
"A writer of linguistic brilliance, balm-bearing humanity and blissful originality" * Scotsman *