The ferociously talented author of Original Bliss and On Bullfighting offers this haunting tale of two forlorn people who find in each other a hope and love as genuine and original as this marvelous book in which they come to life.
M. Jennifer Wilson is a mid-thirties radio announcer living in Glasgow. She shares a house with Art and Liz, two typical Scotland thirtysomethings, but her life takes a drastic turn with the arrival of her new housemate, an elusive man who glows in the dark and can't remember his name. He soon reveals himself to be none other than Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac, the famed writer and duelist of eighteenth-century France, and what unfolds is a love story stark and surreal, tender and humane.
"A. L. Kennedy is one of the most brilliant writers of her generation" Sunday Telegraph "This woman is a profound writer" -- Richard Ford "Kennedy is an exceptional writer... So I Am Glad is her best book" Observer "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 "Outstanding... A virtuoso performance brilliantly balancing insight and agony" Irish Times