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RRP / List Price: $37.00

Title   How to be Both 

UBS Price: $33.30

Author   SMITH Ali  ISBN   9780241146828  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Penguin Books  Group   Fiction View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Fiction A-Z  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2014 
Subject   Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) 
Stock Status   Not currently in stock - contact store for availability 
Order Status   Not currently on order 
Synopsis How to be Both is the dazzling new novel by Ali Smith. 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.

Please Note: This book has a dual structure and can be read in two ways. There are two stories in the book and they can be read in either order.

Also available as: Hardback

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