In Translated Accounts, the Booker Prize-winning author of How late it was, how late, offers us a harrowing glimpse into a realm where power is unchecked and liberties are few or nonexistent. Taking us into an unnamed territory that appears to be under military rule, Kelman creates a world that many know or have known, a world that may one day be thrust upon us, conjuring a grim awareness of the instability that lurks behind the veneer of order in any country. Filtering the dark visions of Franz Kafka through the verbal brilliance of Samuel Beckett, Kelman has written a novel that is often shocking, yet surprisingly poignant, and totally unforgettable.
James Kelman is an author, editor, and essayist born in Glasgow in 1946. His 1989 novel, A Disaffection, won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, and was short-listed for the Booker Prize, which he had previously won in 1994 for How Late… More about James Kelman
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Published by Anchor Dec 03, 2002| 336 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| ISBN 9780385495820