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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

Ali Smith is the author of novels Girl Meets Boy, Like and the bestsellers The Accidental and Hotel World. She has published the short story collections The First Person and Other Stories, Free Love and Other Stories, Other Stories and Other Stories and The Whole Story and Other Stories. She has been twice-shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, twice nominated for the Orange Prize and won the Whitbread Novel of the Year in 2005.

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She's a genius, genuinely modern in the heroic, glorious sense (Alain De Botton)

One of the most inventive writers we have. She jumps from high places and lands on her feet (Jackie Kay)

Smith is a brilliant storyteller ( Time Out)

Hurrah for Ali Smith! ( The Times)

Quirky, intricately put together ( New York Times)

Exceedingly clever and subtly wrenching . . . this novel is a marvel ( Washington Post)

Exhilarating ( Marie Claire)

A warm, playful, dazzlingly written modern fable ( Irish Independent)

A playful yet erudite celebration of words. . . . Smith's prose is not just supple, it's acrobatic ( Daily Telegraph)

A tour de force (Lionel Shriver Financial Times)

Playful, humorous, serious, profoundly clever and profoundly affecting ( Guardian)

L'autore:

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.

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Editore: Hamish Hamilton, London (2011)
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Smith, Ali
Editore: Hamish Hamilton, London (2011)
ISBN 10: 0241143403 ISBN 13: 9780241143407
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Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton, London, 2011. Harback. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. Fine first printing in fine dustwrapper. A new, unread copy. The correct first printing with solitary '1' to copyright page. With publisher's orange 'Signed by the author' sticker to front panel. A large number of copies were issued thus. As a keen collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 006813

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