The First Person and Other Stories

£9.99

‘The First Person and Other Stories’ effortlessly appeals to our hearts, heads and funny bones. Always intellectually playful, but also very moving and funny, Smith explores the ways and whys of storytelling.

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A form-bending and endlessly inventive collection of short stories – from the Booker Prize-shortlisted, Women’s Prize-winning author of How to be both and the critically acclaimed Seasonal quartet

‘A glorious collection that celebrates and subverts the short story form’ Independent

A middle-aged woman conducts a poignant conversation with her gauche fourteen-year-old self. An innocent supermarket shopper finds in her trolley a foul-mouthed, insulting and beautiful child. Challenging the boundaries between fiction and reality, we see a narrator, ‘Ali’, as she drinks tea, phones a friend and muses on the relationship between the short story and a nymph.

Innovative, sophisticated and intelligent, The First Person and Other Stories effortlessly appeals to our hearts, heads and funny bones in equal measure. One-of-a-kind Ali Smith and the short story are made for each other.

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‘Hurrah for Ali Smith . . . A bold and brilliant collection of stories by a writer unafraid to give it to us as it is’ The Times

‘Gleefully turns the short story inside-out . . . Smith is such a dazzling author that finishing one of her books is always bittersweet’ Scotland on Sunday