James Kelman: Mo Said She Was Quirky

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James Kelman's Mo Said She Was Quirky (Other Press) is a working-class romance centered around Helen and Mo, a Scot and a Pakistani living in exile in London. Kelman talks about the worries and anxieties that beset modern-day love – especially in London's harsh emotional climate of interpersonal distrust and racial tension – and reflects on his novel's penchant for internal monologue. 

Read an excerpt from Mo Said She Was Quirky.