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How to be Both

How to be Both

Smith, Ali, 1962- author

This is a novel all about art's versatility. Borrowing from painting's fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it's a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths, and fictions. There's a renaissance artist of the 1460s. There's the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real - and all life's givens get given a second chance

Paperback, Large print, Book. English. Magic realism (Literature). Large type books. General.
Large print ed.
Published Rearsby: Clipper Large Print, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Ali Smith
ISBN: 1471287939, 9781471287930
Note: Standard format edition originally published: London: Hamish Hamilton, 2014.
Physical Description: 352 pages (large print)