There But For The: A Novel

There But For The: A Novel

Ali Smith


When a dinner-party visitor named Miles locks himself in an upstairs room and refuses to return out, he units off a media frenzy. He additionally units in movement a spell binding puzzle of a unique, person who harnesses acrobatic verbal playfulness to a very affecting story.
 
Miles communicates in simple terms by means of cryptic notes slipped below the door. We see him in the course of the eyes of 4 those that slightly understand him, starting from a precocious baby to a careworn aged girl. yet whereas the characters’ wit and wordplay leap, their tale continues to be profoundly grounded. because it probes our paradoxical desire for either separation and actual connection, There yet for the balances cleverness with compassion, the surreal with the deeply, movingly actual, in a fashion that purely Ali Smith can.

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