Ali Smith There but for the

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There but for the is the sparkling satirical novel by bestselling Ali Smith

'There once was a man who, one night between the main course and the sweet at a dinner party, went upstairs and locked himself in one of the bedrooms of the house of the people who were giving the dinner party . . .'

As time passes by and the consequences of this stranger's actions ripple outwards, touching the owners, the guests, the neighbours and the whole country, so Ali Smith draws us into a beautiful, strange place where everyone is so much more than they at first appear.

There but for the was hailed as one of the best books of 2011 by Jeanette Winterson, A.S. Byatt, Patrick Ness, Sebastian Barry, Boyd Tonkin, Erica Wagner and Nick Barley.

'Dazzlingly inventive' A.S. Byatt

'Whimsically devastating. Playful, humorous, serious, profoundly clever and profoundly affecting' Guardian

'A real gem' Erica Wagner, The Times

'Eccentric, adventurous, intoxicating, dazzling. This is a novel with serious ambitions that remains huge fun to read' Literary Review

'If you liked Smith's earlier fiction, you will know that she enjoys setting up a situation before chucking in a literary Molotov cocktail then describing what happens' Sunday Express

'Wonderful, word-playful, compelling' Jeanette Winterson

'Smith can make anything happen, which is why she is one of our most exciting writers today' Daily Telegraph

'I take my hat off to Ali Smith. Her writing lifts the soul' Evening Standard

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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)

About the Author:

Ali Smith is the author of Free Love and Other Stories, Like, Other Stories and Other Stories, Hotel World, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental, Girl Meets Boy, The First Person and Other Stories, There but for the, Artful, How to be both, Public library and other stories and Autumn. Hotel World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize and The Accidental was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Orange Prize. How to be both won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Folio Prize. Ali Smith lives in Cambridge.

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 202 x 134 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. There but for the is the sparkling satirical novel by bestselling Ali Smith There once was a man who, one night between the main course and the sweet at a dinner party, went upstairs and locked himself in one of the bedrooms of the house of the people who were giving the dinner party . As time passes by and the consequences of this stranger s actions ripple outwards, touching the owners, the guests, the neighbours and the whole country, so Ali Smith draws us into a beautiful, strange place where everyone is so much more than they at first appear. There but for the was hailed as one of the best books of 2011 by Jeanette Winterson, A.S. Byatt, Patrick Ness, Sebastian Barry, Boyd Tonkin, Erica Wagner and Nick Barley. Dazzlingly inventive A.S. Byatt Whimsically devastating. Playful, humorous, serious, profoundly clever and profoundly affecting Guardian A real gem Erica Wagner, The Times Eccentric, adventurous, intoxicating, dazzling. This is a novel with serious ambitions that remains huge fun to read Literary Review If you liked Smith s earlier fiction, you will know that she enjoys setting up a situation before chucking in a literary Molotov cocktail then describing what happens Sunday Express Wonderful, word-playful, compelling Jeanette Winterson Smith can make anything happen, which is why she is one of our most exciting writers today Daily Telegraph I take my hat off to Ali Smith. Her writing lifts the soul Evening Standard. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141025193

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