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Girl meets boy. It’s a story as old as time. But what happens when an old story meets a brand new set of circumstances? Ali Smith’s remix of Ovid’s most joyful metamorphosis is a story about the kind of fluidity that can’t be bottled and sold. It is about girls and boys, girls and girls, love and transformation, a story of puns and doubles, reversals and revelations. Funny and fresh, poetic and political, here is a tale of change for the modern world. The Myths series brings together some of the world’s finest writers, each of whom has retold a myth in a contemporary and memorable way. Authors in the series include Karen Armstrong, Margaret Atwood, A.S. Byatt, David Grossman, Natsuo Kirino, Alexander McCall Smith, Philip Pullman, Ali Smith and Jeanette Winterson.
A dazzling piece of storytelling from one of Britain’s most brilliant writers
About the Author
Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. She is the author of several short story collections, plays and award-winning novels. Hotel World was shortlisted for both the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize and won the Encore Award; The Accidental was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize and won the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award. Most recently, How to be Both, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the Costa Novel Award and the National Book Award 2014 and won the Goldsmiths Prize and Saltire Society Literary Book of the Year Award.