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  • By: Ali Smith
  • Narrated by: Kristin Atherton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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By: Ali Smith
Narrated by: Kristin Atherton
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Summary

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A wildly inventive collection of fiction from the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to Be Both and the critically acclaimed Seasonal Quartet. 

Stories for people who've grown up being told time is running out - and don't want it to.... How do you ever know the whole story? How do you ever know even part of the story? How do you find meaning when chance and coincidence could, after all, just be chance and coincidence? 

In a celebration of connections and missed connections, an inquiry into everything from flies and trees and books to sex, art, drunkenness and love, Smith rewrites the year's cycle into a very modern calendar.

©2003 Ali Smith (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"She's a genius, genuinely modern in the heroic, glorious sense." (Alain de Botton)

"I take my hat off to Ali Smith. Her writing lifts the soul." (Evening Standard)

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A beautiful collection

Each of these short stories was beautifully crafted. They were also interconnected in delightful ways. Really enjoyable. Well narrated too.

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