Girl Meets Boy - Canons (Paperback)Ali Smith (author)
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Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 123 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm
Edition: Main - Canons
Joyful -- JEANETTE WINTERSON * * The Times * *
Girl Meets Boy pulls you in and doesn't let you go . . . bold and brilliant -- JACKIE KAY
A glorious wide-awake dream of a book . . . My heart was beating and tears stood in my eyes, even as I had the biggest smile written all over my face -- KIRSTY GUNN * * Observer * *
Poetic . . . Smith remembers what the ancients knew: that musical words drum a beat through to understanding * * The Times * *
Clever, complex and thrilling * * TLS * *
A joyful and playful remix . . . The result is an ecstatic, exhilarating helter-skelter ride of a story which shows just how relevant Ovid's myth of the transformative power of love is to modern readers * * Financial Times * *
Those familiar with Smith's playfully inventive fiction will not be disappointed by this light-as-air retelling of Ovid's tale . . . this jolly jeu d'esprit wears its heart defiantly on its sleeve * * The Times * *
[A] whimsical spin on the myth of Iphis and Ianthe . . . mischief, enchantment and impish wit . . . [Smith's] dancing prose and nimble storytelling are palpable hits * * Sunday Times * *
In this modern-day reinterpretation, Ali Smith, with humour and typical linguistic versatility, explores issues of homophobia, corporate and social responsibility and the sheer vertiginous feeling of falling in love * * Independent on Sunday * *
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