Neil and Iona are a comfortable but complacent couple in their early thirties with well-paid professional jobs in a Scottish metropolis. They dress both themselves and their home immaculately; their lives are ordered to the point of sterility. Into their lives bursts Kirsty, Iona's anarchic sister, who manages to turn the whole evening into a startling topsy turvy treat. Only a bit to do with Hielan second sight, "The Seer" is a contemporary comedy of manners which asks the audience to consider just what it is they are seeing; a lively, funny, satirical rollercoaster where words like 'free' and 'spirit' encounter a whole new Scottish distillation.
Publisher: Faber & Faber ISBN: 9780571234455 Number of pages: 128 Weight: 126 g Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 8 mm Edition: Main
Described by the author Sebastian Barry as ‘Scotland’s Nobel Laureate-in-waiting’, Ali Smith is one of Britain’s foremost contemporary novelists. Formally and topically experimental, her best known works include: The Accidental, Girl Meets Boy (part of the Canongate Myths series), There But For The, and How to Be Both, which won the Baileys Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Folio Prize.
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