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Whimsically devastating. Playful, humorous, serious, profoundly clever and profoundly affecting Guardian Remarkable. A brilliant novel: funny, serious, always surprising, always true The Times I take my hat off to Ali Smith. Her writing lifts the soul Evening Standard A playfully serious or seriously playful novel full of wit and pleasure. Wonderful Observer Eccentric, adventurous, intoxicating, dazzling. This is a novel with serious ambitions that remains huge fun to read. The writing dances along Literary Review Poignant, empathetic, funny. A book full of kindness and compassion Time Out Fizzying, affectionate, sparkling. Smith presents her world view in words as fresh as lemons. A joyful read Herald A tour de force -- Lionel Shriver Financial Times A virtuoso piece of writing, both funny and gripping ... Smith is a writer with a rich array of conventional strengths Times Literary Supplement A must read Toronto NOW
Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. She is the author of Free Love, Like, Hotel World, Other Stories and Other Stories, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental, Girl Meets Boy and The First Person and Other Stories.