Collected Stories, By Janice Galloway

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Scottish writer Janice Galloway has a reputation for going where more polite writers fear to tread. Comprising short stories from the author's debut collection, Blood, and the acclaimed Where You Find It, this includes some of the author's most distinctive work.

Set in brightly-lit chip shops, Motherwell shopping centres, children's playgrounds and lovers' bedrooms, Galloway's stories, many related in the first person, capture both passionate relationships and moments of casual cruelty between children and friends.

In "Bisex", a woman waits at home imagining her man with a male lover but at the same time worrying about him having to sit alone in a bar; while in "Blood", a teenage girl inadvertently stains the expensive equipment of a school music room. This original collection will wake up the most jaded palate.