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0141025204
Paperback:How to be both / Ali Smith:2015 Paperback How to be both / Ali Smith
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Author: Smith, Ali
Year: 2015
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Penguin Books, 2015
ISBN: 0141025204 9780141025209
Control number 0141025204
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This is a novel all about art's versatility. Borrowing from painting's fresco technique to make a 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.
Magic realism (Literature), lcsh
Magic realism (Literature), lcsh
Magic realism (Literature), lcsh
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Joyful and artful. Having been told that either half can be read first I ended up reading the whole book twice. The two halves are not predictably interwoven and each perspective is plausible and uplifting. The book addresses parenting, loss, compassion and, indeed, how to be both. Recommended.
03/08/19
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Oxfordshire
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Paperback:Accidental:2006 Paperback
Author: Smith, Ali
Year: 2006
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
320p ; 198x129mm (pbk)
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0141025190
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Paperback:There but for the:2012 Paperback
Author: Smith, Ali
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
356 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:Seer:2006 Paperback
Author: Smith, Ali
Year: 2006
Language: English
Interest category: Literature & languages
Media class: Paperback
Classification: 822SMI
Publisher: Faber and Faber
128 (Pbk)
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