Wish I Was Here Paperback – 4 Mar 2011
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'A fierce and funny collection...Kay crafts magnificently
poignant, unputdownable tales.' -- Belfast Telegraph
'Perfect.' -- Independent
'Raw, disconcerting, brilliant and funny.' -- Observer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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My own favourite story is the surreal "My Daughter the Fox", which has Kafka-esque undertones, but could also be a metaphor to touch the soul of anyone with a wild teenager still at home.The descriptions are sometimes poetic, lucid, evocative but never laboured. There is no padding in these stories, each one grabs you from the opening line and holds on until the (sometimes abrupt) ending.
In other stories we meet the same humour and poignancy as Kay inhabits a variety of characters, all with distinctive voices and outlooks. I particularly enjoyed 'Not the Queen', about a Glaswegian woman who to her dismay is the spitting image of her majesty, 'My Daughter the Fox', an account of the fierce love a mother feels for her vulpine daughter, and 'The Mirrored Twins' in which two lovers go on a weekend climbing trip. In this last story Kay renders the love these men feel for each other so joyously that, despite growing signs of foreboding, one can't help but feel elated.
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Very interesting and thought provoking short stories. Good seller too.Published 14 months ago by Lindsay
I LOVED THE BOOK AND ITS STATE. VERY CLEAN AND NEW, AND WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR BASICALLY FOR MY STUDY.Published on 1 Mar. 2013 by SHAWBO