Frank sits in a movie theater all alone.
(from The Book of Other People)
Also Frank accidentally cuts his finger while cutting up some soup ingredients and lets the blood go everywhere. It’s a brilliant scene, memorable, visceral, confusing, totally buyable. But. This story has a secret, or rather the author has a secret she didn’t see maybe fit to put into the story. Ooh a mystery. Except I didn’t figure it out. If the clues were there then I missed em, even after re-reading the obviously mysterious parts.
A.L. Kennedy has a web page.