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Título: There But For The
Editorial: Hamish Hamilton, UK
Año de publicación: 2011
Condición del libro: Fine
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author
UK First Edition. First Printing. SIGNED & DATED 2nd June 2011 (publication date) by the author on the title page. Longlisted for 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction. Synopsis: Imagine you give a dinner party and a friend of a friend brings a stranger to your house as his guest. He seems pleasant enough. Imagine that this stranger goes upstairs halfway through the dinner party and locks himself in one of your bedrooms and won't come out. Imagine you can't move him for days, weeks, months. If ever. This is what Miles does, in a chichi house in the historic borough of Greenwich, in the years 2009 and 2010, in There but for the. Who is Miles, then? And what does it mean, exactly, to live with other people?. N° de ref. de la librería P154
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.
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)
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