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Manchester Kiss

Bill Keeth

The neighbourhood where the action takes place is the main character; Manchester Kiss is a story about that neighbourhood inasmuch as the people who live and work there are all interrelated in time and space, and everything that happens to them or through them quite clearly affects the lives of their friends, associates and compatriots. Uniting them too is the way in which these same people either reject or succumb to the various individual treacheries that are practised upon them by the powers-that-be or by the people and things they hold most dear.

Ranging as it does between the 1950s and the present day, the narrative drift of Manchester Kiss, like the workings of human memory itself, is presented neither chronologically nor sequentially. This episodic nature of the work enables it to be read in any order without in any way affecting the interrelationship of characters or events.

Contemporary fiction
Publishing Details:
Limited Edition Press, 2006

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