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Mo Said She Was Quirky
A Novel


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Mo Said She Was Quirky
A Novel

by James Kelman (Author)



ISBN: 9780241144565


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Mo Said She Was Quirky: A Novel by James Kelman (Hardback) (ISBN: 9780241144565)

Helen is a sister, a mother, a daughter - a very ordinary young woman. Her boyfriend said she was quirky but it was more than that. Some things were important. You had to fight for them. Only Helen wasn't as strong as people thought. She tried to be but didn't always succeed.

"A collection by turns heart-breaking, profound and bitterly funny. It also amply demonstrates Kelman's skill in writing about women, his rich understanding of the psychological dance that goes on between couples and strangers". ("Scottish Herald"). "Kelman portrays his world with bleakly beautiful honesty". ("The Times"). James Kelman was born in Scotland. His story collections include "Greyhound for Breakfast", "The Good Times", "The Burn", "Busted Scotch", "Not Not While the Giro" and most recently "If it is Your Life". His novel "How Late it Was, How Late" won the 1994 Booker Prize; other novels include "Translated Accounts", "The Busconductor Hines", "A Chancer", "A Disaffection", "You Have to be Careful in the Land of the Free and Kieron Smith, Boy". In 2009 and 2011 James Kelman was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize.

"James Kelman is the greatest British novelist of our time" Kirsty Gunn


ISBN 241144566
ISBN13 9780241144565
Publisher Hamish Hamilton Ltd
Format Hardback
Publication date 02/08/2012
Pages 240
Weight (grammes) 751.00
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 204
Width (mm) 138
JAMES KELMAN, author of You Have to be Careful in the Land of the Free, was born in Glasgow in 1946. His books include A Greyhound for Breakfast, winner of the 1987 Cheltenhem Prize, The Burn, recipient of a Scottish Arts Council book award, and A Disaffection, which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. How Late it Was, How Late won the 1994 Booker Prize. Recent work includes The Good Times, a new collection of stories for which he won Scottish Writer of the Year, the novel Translated Accounts and a collection of essays, And the Judges Said... Mo Said She Was Quirky is his latest novel.