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How to be Both (Paperback)

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How to be both is the dazzling new novel by Ali Smith. Winner Of The Goldsmiths Prize 2014. Short-listed For The Man Booker Prize 2014. Short-listed For The Baileys Women's Prize For Fiction 2015. Winner Of The 2014 Costa Novel Award. Winner Of The Saltire Society Literary Book Of The Year Award 2014. Nominated For The Folio Prize 2015. Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith's novels are like nothing else. How to be both is a novel all about art's versatility. Borrowing from painting's fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it's a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There's a renaissance artist of the 1460s. There's the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real - and all life's givens get given a second chance. "Smith can make anything happen, which is why she is one of our most exciting writers today." (Daily Telegraph). "She's a genius, genuinely modern in the heroic, glorious sense." (Alain de Botton). "I take my hat off to Ali Smith. Her writing lifts the soul." (Evening Standard). Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. She is the author of Artful, There but for the, Free Love, Like, Hotel World, Other Stories and Other Stories, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental, Girl Meets Boy and The First Person and Other Stories.



Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 16/04/2015 ISBN-13: 9780141025209  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962. She is the author of Spring, Winter, Autumn, Public library and other stories, How to be both, Shire, Artful, There but for the, The first person and other stories, Girl Meets Boy, The Accidental, The whole story and other stories, Hotel World, Other stories and other stories, Like and Free Love. Hotel World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. The Accidental was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. How to be both won the Bailey's Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Autumn was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017 and Winter was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2018. Ali Smith lives in Cambridge.

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What a cleverly thought out story, or more accurately two, intertwining enticingly. The final conversation between mother and daughter was an intellectual challenge: amusing and poignant. 'How to be Both' is a memorable journey into the familiar, yet strangely unknown.

- 06/08/2015
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