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Kirsty Logan

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Kirsty Logan is a professional daydreamer. She is the author of two novels, The Gloaming and The Gracekeepers, and two story collections, A Portable Shelter and The Rental Heart & Other Fairytales. Her fifth book, Things We Say in the Dark, will be published on Halloween 2019.

Kirsty lives in Glasgow with her wife and their rescue dog. She has tattooed toes.
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The Gracekeepers

3.59 avg rating — 6,225 ratings — published 2015 — 17 editions
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The Rental Heart and Other ...

3.84 avg rating — 791 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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A Portable Shelter

3.91 avg rating — 827 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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The Gloaming

3.83 avg rating — 1,219 ratings — published 2018 — 9 editions
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Things We Say in the Dark

4.02 avg rating — 529 ratings — published 2019 — 4 editions
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The Psychology of Animals S...

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In Our House by the Sea

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Coin Operated Boys

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Dog-Bait

3.36 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2015
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May/June 2020 Reads

Well, friends, we’ve passed Day 100 of Coronavirus quarantine, and it seems I’ve spent all 100 of those days escaping into fictional worlds. I’ve read over 50 books in the past two months: a mix of queer romance, short horror, and how-to-write books. I can’t really explain why those are the genres that are calling to me, except that maybe the world feels full of horror right now, but also full of

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This was fun! I loved the setting: a big house in the wilds of Romania, set up with camera for live-streaming. The comments on YouTuber and reality TV culture was good too. The character were paper-thin and I often lost track of who was who, and it a ...more
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I was all set up to be annoyed by this, as I don't think 'cancel culture' is a real thing (why not just call it 'consequences for your actions'?), but Ashley Charles isn't saying that we shouldn't hold people responsible. It's more that we should hol ...more
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This COVER though. This book was atmospheric, fun and slightly creepy. The perfect nostalgic read.
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I'm a massive coffee nerd and I love the Object Lessons series, so I was looking forward to this. I was hoping it would be along the lines of the 'Burger' book – a balance of factual historical detail and sociological analysis. It was... none of thos ...more
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“Once upon a time there was an empress, trapped as a ghost in the ruins of a jewelled palace, cursed to find another soul to take her place. At least, that's what the empress heard. But, as it turned out, stories can have any ending you like.”
Kirsty Logan, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales

“We don't belong anywhere, because we can belong everywhere.”
Kirsty Logan, The Gracekeepers

“When people are cruel it's often said that they have no heart, only a cold space or lump of ice in their chest. This was never true of Avalon. She had no heart, everyone knew, but there was nothing cold about her. In her chest burned an enormous coal, white-hot, brighter than the North Star. North knew the truth about Avalon: she was made of fire, and she would burn them all.”
Kirsty Logan, The Gracekeepers

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“The day after I met Grace – her pierced little mouth, her shitkicker boots, her hands as small as goosebumps writing numbers on my palm. The day after I met her, I went to the heart rental place.”
Kirsty Logan, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales

“They see the straight line of my jaw along the length of their thighs and they see how it fits, the geometry of bodies. They have wondered for so long why nothing ever fits, why the knobs of their spines press hard on chairbacks and why they can't lie parallel in bed, and then there I am. I know how to fill the gaps in a girl.”
Kirsty Logan, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales

“Walking through the hospital's main entrance, with Hope's grip squeezing tight her hand, Lauren sees Saint Felicity cradling the bones of her seven murdered sons, Saint Margaret of Antioch being swallowed by a dragon, Saint Mary of Oignies cutting off chunks of her own flesh. Then a gasp as a contraction hits and the world shrinks to the size of Hope's body. The inside, even smaller than the outside. This is all there is.”
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“We grab handfuls of bottles and climb up onto the roof of the house. She stumbles and her foot slips into the gutter sopped with dead leaves. I grab her wrists and pull her clear – sure, she's not the person I'd choose to do this with, but she's my only option so I might as well be nice. Plus I don't want her to drop the vodka.”
Kirsty Logan, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales

“Daniel first kisses his brother in a town where no-one knows them, a no-account place that's barely even a town, just some buildings clustered around the highway: a smoky bar, an empty motel, a convenience store that only sells candy and condoms and beer. The nearest gas station is twenty miles away. The nearest bus station is fifty.”
Kirsty Logan, The Rental Heart and Other Fairytales

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