Bullfighting - the ultimate spectator sport. Acclaimed novelist A. L. Kennedy unpeels the layers and explains the mechanics
before dissecting them with surgical precision. Beyond the theatre, the costume and the well-worn plot she focuses on the
fact that a man faces his death while a crowd looks on. The result is a startling confrontation with her own, and mankind's,
A. L. Kennedy's highly acclaimed reflections on the bloodiest of the blood sports - 'as artful as a matador's
final pass' (Esquire).