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Ali Smith - How To Be Both (2nd Hand Paperback)

£4.45
SKU B001052
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
  • Published : 2015 (Penguin)
  • ISBN : 9780141025209
  • SKU : B001052
  • PPC : LL300gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

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 1460's.

There's the child of a child of the 1960's.

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.

Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith's novels are like nothing else.

'Brims with palpable joy' - 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.

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