The First Person and Other Stories

£8.99

‘The First Person and Other Stories’ effortlessly appeals to our hearts, heads and funny bones. Always intellectually playful, but also very moving and funny, Smith explores the ways and whys of storytelling.

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A form-bending and endlessly inventive collection of short stories – from the MAN BOOKER PRIZE-SHORTLISTED and WOMEN’S PRIZE-WINNING author of How to be both and the critically acclaimed Seasonal quartet

‘A glorious collection that celebrates and subverts the short story form’ Independent

Hurrah for Ali Smith. The best short-story writers make it look as easy as making a cup of tea. Ali Smith is one of these… A bold and brilliant collection of stories by a writer unafraid to give it to us as it isThe Times

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.

Additional information

Weight 0.159 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.4 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

206

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

823.914 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K