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Kelman, James.
Greyhound for Breakfast. Stories.
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, New York;
Date of Publication: 1988
Stock Code: 8833
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Octavo, pp. [12], 229, [1]. Signed by the author to the titlepage. Half taupe paper and brown cloth with gilt spine titles. Illustrated ivory dust-jacket. Miniscule bump to head of spine. Bright, tight, clean, and free of any marks or annotations. Dust-jacket slightly rubbed. Near Fine in Near Fine jacket.
SIGNED FIRST EDITION. This Cheltenham Prize winning collection of short stories contains some of Kelman’s best work. Politically charged and acerbically comic, the 47 stories take place in the betting shops, tenements, and high-streets of Glasgow and Manchester. Titles include “The One with the Dog”, “The Wee Boy that got Killed”, and “Cute Chick”, the latter cited by Alasdair Gray as “The funniest short story in the British Language”.
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