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The First Person and Other Stories

Smith, Ali
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Published: May 28, 2009
ISBN: 9780141038018
224 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£8.99

A middle-aged woman conducts a poignant conversation with her gauche fourteen-year-old self. An innocent supermarket shopper finds in her trolley a foul-mouthed, insulting and beautiful child. Challenging the boundaries between fiction and reality, we see a narrator, ‘Ali’, as she drinks tea, phones a friend and muses on the relationship between the short story and a nymph. Innovative, sophisticated and intelligent, The First Person and Other Stories effortlessly appeals to our hearts, heads and funny bones in equal measure. One-of-a-kind Ali Smith and the short story are made for each other.

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