The Whole Story and Other Stories

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What to expect

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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

A brilliant new collection of stories from a much loved and highly praised author.

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.

‘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

© Ali Smith 2003 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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