What Becomes, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)

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A.L. Kennedy's fifth collection of short stories show us exactly what becomes of the broken-hearted.

Her characters are perfectly ordinary people - whose marriages founder; who sit on their own in a cinema watching a film with no soundtrack; who risk sex in a hotel with an anonymous stranger or who order a luxurious meal as their lives fall apart - but the stories she weaves around them are truly remarkable.

She reveals the sadness, violence, hurt and terror, but also the redemption and the love - and she does so with enormous human compassion and leaps of black humour.

From the winner of the Costa Book Award for Day.

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3.5

Some good stories, especially "As God made us" about war veterans, and there was some humour, but overall too depressing to be engaging,

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At times the description is dull, or confusing, and the dialogue can be clichéd, but the ideas behind the short stories in this collection are always interesting - no mean feat.

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