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Why Don't You Stop Talking: Stories

by Jackie Kay

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I liked some of these stories, but overall they were too samey.
  wandering_star | Dec 20, 2009 |
Oh wow. Just wow. I loved Trumpet and have been eager to read anything else by Jackie Kay since then and this is the first thing I've been able to get my hands on. It BLOWS TRUMPET AWAY. Seriously.

Not every story was awesome, but they were all very, very good, and there were several that instantly became some of my favorite short stories ever. I especially loved Out of Hand and Married Women. ( )
  kyuuketsukirui | Feb 23, 2009 |
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Following on from her 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. Warm and tender, frightening and funny, these stories confirm the arrival of a major storyteller. "A stunner. I am heartbroken to have finished it" - Ali Smith. "The beauty of Kay's stories is in how much they continue to resonate long after finishing" - "Time Out". "These pieces contain - and ultimately liberate - definitively human ordinariness, a rigmarole of isolation and love, fidelity and betrayal, noise and silence, birth and death" - "Guardian". "One of the liveliest talents of her generation" - "Sunday Telegraph".

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Following on from Kay's award-winning first novel, 'Trumpet', comes a collection of superlative stories. In Jackie Kay's first collection of stories, ordinary lives are transformed by secrets. Her world might seem familiar - sex, death and family cast long shadows - but the roles of mothers, daughters and lovers are imagined and revealed in the most surprising of ways. Sometimes it is the things that we choose to hide within ourselves which can transform us - and that has never been more true than in Jackie Kay's warm, exuberant storytelling.… (more)

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