The First Person and Other Stories (Paperback)

Ali Smith

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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.


Product Details

  • Product code: ADCWU
  • ISBN: 9780141038018
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.7cm x 12.9cm
  • Pages: 224
  • Publish date: Thu May 28 00:00:00 BST 2009
  • Book points: 8

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