How To Be Both

Author(s): Ali Smith


Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith's novels are like nothing else. How to be Bothis a novel all about art's versatility. Borrowing from painting's fresco technique to make an original 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.Please Note: This book has a dual structure and can be read in two ways. There are two stories in the book and they can be read in either order.


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2014 Goldsmiths Prize. 2014 Man Booker Prize short list. Short-listed for the FOLIO PRIZE 2015. Shortlisted for the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.    

General Fields

  • : 9780241146828
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Hamish Hamilton
  • : November 2014
  • : 230mm X 152mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2014
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : 823/.92
  • : very good
  • : 384
  • : Ali Smith
  • : paperback
  • : Airside edition