Holloway McCandless

Holloway McCandless is a freelance writer who also reviews free literary podcasts at Litagogo.com.

cover of what becomes by a.l. kennedy

What Becomes by A.L. Kennedy

The stories in A.L. Kennedy’s What Becomes seem driven by two entities: the author’s brain and her prose appendage. The latter is so alive it appears to possess a separate language pulse. In heightened moments Kennedy uses language to bind thought to physical sensation, which in turn stimulates a replicated response in the brain of the reader. This simulated experience is what makes her stories so striking and also intense.