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The First Person and Other Stories Summary
In these energetic, exhilarating stories, Ali Smith portrays a world of everyday dislocation, where people nevertheless find connection, mystery, and love. In "Astute Fiery Luxurious," a fetid misdelivered package throws the life of a couple into disarray. A boys mysterious illness in "I Know Something You Dont Know" drives his mother to seek guidance from homeopathic healers, with inconclusive results. In The Child,an unnervingly mature young boy voices offensive humor that genteel society would rather not acknowledge. And a woman meets her fourteen-year-old self but cant figure out how to guide her--or even whether she should in "Writ."
The First Person and Other Stories Reviews
"At once quirky and compulsively readable, this collection puts a layered and enjoyable spin on the many forms of the short story." - Publishers Weekly.
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Ali Smith Author Biography
Ali Smith is the author of six works of fiction, including the novel Hotel World, which was shortlisted for both the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize in 2001 and won the Encore Award and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award in 2002, and The Accidental, which won the Whitbread Award in 2005 and was shortlisted for the 2005 Man Booker Prize and the 2006 Orange Prize. Her story collections include Free Love, which won the Saltire First Book Award and a Scottish Arts Council Award, and The Whole Story and Other Stories. Born in Inverness, Scotland, in 1962, Smith now lives in Cambridge, England.
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