*The long awaited collection of stories from award-winning Jackie Kay* Following on from Jackie Kay's award-winning first novel, Trumpet, comes a collection of superlative stories. In true Kay style these small masterpieces cover a great deal of emotional and narrative terrain, from an immaculate observation of the female physiognomy to the bewilderment of the elderly; from silent hidden love to a lifetime reminiscence of an immigrant's England, these stories are warm and tender, frightening and funny. They confirm the arrival of a major storyteller.
Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh in 1961 and grew up in Glasgow. She has published three collections of poetry, the first of which, The Adoption Papers (Bloodaxe 1991), won the Saltire and Forward Prizes. The second, Other Lovers (Bloodaxe 1993), won the Somerset Maugham Award. Trumpet, her first novel, won the Author's Club First Novel Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize. She lives in Manchester with her son.