Longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction
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. Ali Smith's dazzling new novel is a funny, moving book about time, memory, thought, presence, quietness in a noisy time, and the importance of hearing ourselves think.
©2011 Ali Smith (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd
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Not what I expected - thought it would be funny or at least have some touches of humour. Just depressing but to be fair I gave up after 10 mins... the car journey home was depressing enough without listening to this book as well.
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