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If it is Your Life

(2010)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Giving voice to the dispossessed and crafting stories of lives on the edge, lives almost lost, lives held in the balance, James Kelman writes about the things that touch us all. With honesty, toughness and humour, he confronts the issues of language, class, politics, gender and age - identity in all its forms - with a sympathetic pen and a sharp and observant eye. No other British writer today penetrates so deeply into the hearts, minds and desperation of his characters, and this collection is as uncompromising, and as beautiful, as anything he has ever written.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"His best stories are great stories, as dark, tough-minded and funny as any I've read in years." - Russell Banks


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Hardback Editions

April 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: If it is Your Life
Author(s): James Kelman
ISBN: 0-241-14242-3 / 978-0-241-14242-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: If It Is Your Life
Author(s): James Kelman
ISBN: 1-59051-622-2 / 978-1-59051-622-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Other Press
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April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: If it is Your Life
Author(s): James Kelman
ISBN: 0-14-101490-3 / 978-0-14-101490-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: If It Is Your Life
Author(s): James Kelman
Publisher: Other Press
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