Set against a backdrop of urban despair, spiritual absence and a world swamped with pornography, this is a novel about yearning for union, for purity, and for magic and mystery in a world that denies them all.
A bar in Liverpool January 2nd 200: VICTOR meets a girl. Some time later that night he is in her bed. This, he thinks, is the best sex he's ever had. KELLY meets a boy. Some time later that night he is in her bed. This, she thinks, is the best sex she's ever had. So the story of Kelly + Victor progresses, through two mirror-image narratives: a story of the growth and spiralling intensity of sexual obsession, traced to its inevitable, devastating conclusion. Set against a backdrop of urban despair, spiritual absence and a world swamped with pornography, this is a novel about yearning for union, for purity, and for magic and mystery in a world that denies them all. And it is, above everything, a love story - or all that 21st century Britain will allow of one.
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"The range of Griffiths's achievement is as exhilarating as the reach of his ambition" * Guardian * "Kelly + Victor is a book breathing at the limits of experience, its protagonists martyrs to feeling in a world gone numb" * Independent * "With Kelly + Victor Griffiths has completed his transition into a literary voice for the 21st century" * The Scotsman *
About Niall Griffiths
Niall Griffiths was born in Liverpool in 1966 and now lives in Wales. He has published six other novels: Grits, Sheepshagger, Stump, Wreckage, Runt and A Great Big Shining Star. The film of Kelly + Victor was released to critical acclaim in 2012.
Kelly + Victor by Niall Griffiths
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