Free Love and Other Stories
A teenage girl finds unexpected sexual freedom on a trip to Amsterdam. A woman trapped at a dinner party comes up against an ugly obsession. The stories in Free Love are about desire, memory, sexual ambiguity, and the imagination. In the harsh light of dislocation, the people in them still find connections, words blowing in the street, and love in unexpected places.
Ali Smith shows how things come together and how they break apart. She disconcerts and affirms with the lightest touch, to make us love and live differently.
The timeless and unique collection of short stories is Ali Smith's first. 'I love her prose' - Kate Atkinson
Winner of Scottish Arts Council Book Award 1995 and Saltire Literary Award 1995.
'A sweetly memorable collection ... A major talent' THE TIMES 'Exquisitely delicate, unsentimental observations ... A time for celebration' BERNARD MACLAVERTY
Ali Smith won the Saltire First Book of the Year award and a Scottish Arts Council Book Award for FREE LOVE (Virago 1995). She lives in Cambridge and reviews regularly for SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY.