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Seven Stories

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Here, for the first time in any audio form, AK Press Audio is proud to present award-winning revolutionary Scots writer James Kelman reading from a selection of his finest stories. Seven stories are showcased here, including the legendary one minute "Acid" and the 42-minute "a wide runner." Also features "the same as here again," "Roofsliding," "Learning the Story," "The ...more
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Published July 1st 2001 by AK Press (first published November 1997)
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May 31, 2015 Carine rated it liked it
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I've listened to all of these short stories (except "A Wide Runner") at least twice. The fact that Kelman reads the stories himself in his Glaswegian accent is particularly great and adds to their ambiance. "Roofsliding" is my favorite. Except for "Acid," however, the stories lack a certain sting.
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Kelman says:

My own background is as normal or abnormal as anyone else's. Born and bred in Govan and Drumchapel, inner city tenement to the housing scheme homeland on the outer reaches of the city. Four brothers, my mother a full time parent, my father in the picture framemaking and gilding trade, trying to operate a one man business and I left school at 15 etc. etc. (...) For one reason or anothe
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