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Motorway Service Stations are places where people pass through on their way to somewhere else: somewhere better, somewhere brighter. But every traveller has a tale to tell, a story of their own, and sometimes they're not what you'd expect. Braking Distance is a glimpse beneath the surface. It brings you love, death, lust, loss, betrayal, belonging, murder, aliens and a time-travelling adventuress being chased by a dastardly foe!
This collection is made up of loosely connected stories, all occurring in the same place at the same time, sprawling out across different genres, styles, perspectives and emotions. The camera swings from place to place, and over the course of eighteen short stories, builds up a picture which is surprising, exciting and strange.
‘Calum Kerr’s flash fictions are funny and moving and leap off the page with all the immediacy and urgency with which they were written.’ —David Gaffney
Synopsis The nation’s favourite annual guide to the short story, now in its seventh year. Best British Short Stories invites you to judge a book by its cover – or...
Synopsis Winner of the 2015 International Frank O’Connor Short Story Award Winner of the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize Shortlisted for the 2015 Wales Book of the Year: Fiction Shortlisted...
Synopsis Winner of the Scott Prize Winner for the 2015 Polari First Book Prize Winner of the Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection The Herald: Book of the Year 2014 Shortlisted...