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The Close Season

The Close Season

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story by James Kelman

'No hidden agendas, no exploitation, just a short cut to knowing what it was like to be there.' – Martin Parr

Rooted in autobiography, and made over a fifteen year period, Ken Grant's photographs offer us a unique insight into the Liverpool community in which he was born. As the buoyancy of Liverpool's industrial river-trades slips away into history, there are few guarantees for lives that are improvised and uncertain. Away from the defining nature of the workplace, Grant dwells on togetherness, and the intimate encounters of family life. With eloquence and beauty, The Close Season bears witness to the tender urgencies of kinship and survival.

James Kelman is one of the UK's leading novelists and was the winner of the 1994 Booker Prize with his novel How Late It Was, How Late.

104 pages, 300mm x 245mm
58 duotone photographs
ISBN: 1-899235-04-3

UK £25.00 / USA $45.00