The First Person And Other Stories

Author: Ali Smith
Homepage 9780141038018

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  • : $24.95(AUD)
  • : 9780141038018
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
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  • : May 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 24.95
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  • : Modern fiction; Short stories
  • : 240
  • : Ali Smith
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  • : Paperback
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Barcode 9780141038018
9780141038018

Description

Distinguished by Smith's trademark ability to unearth flashes of truth and depth in the everyday, "The First Person and Other Stories" sparkles with warmth and humanity. In one story, a middle-aged woman conducts a poignant conversation with her fourteen-year-old self. In another, an innocent supermarket shopper finds in her trolley a foul-mouthed, insulting, yet beautiful child. And in a third story that challenges the boundaries between fiction and reality, the narrator, 'Ali', drinks tea, phones a friend, and muses on the surprising similarities between a short story and a nymph...Fans of Ali Smith will be delighted, amused and moved by these stories from a writer at the very top of her game.

Author description

Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. She is the author of Free Love, Like, Hotel World, Other Stories and Other Stories, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental and Girl Meets Boy.