Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • The Whole Story and Other Stories
  • Written by Ali Smith
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781400075676
  • Our Price: $12.00
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - The Whole Story and Other Stories

Buy now from Random House

  • The Whole Story and Other Stories
  • Written by Ali Smith
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780307429612
  • Our Price: $9.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - The Whole Story and Other Stories

The Whole Story and Other Stories

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

Written by Ali SmithAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ali Smith

eBook

List Price: $9.99

eBook

On Sale: December 18, 2007
Pages: 192 | ISBN: 978-0-307-42961-2
Published by : Anchor Knopf
The Whole Story and Other Stories Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - The Whole Story and Other Stories
  • Email this page - The Whole Story and Other Stories
  • Print this page - The Whole Story and Other Stories
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PRAISE PRAISE
Categories for this book
Tags for this book (powered by Library Thing)
fiction (35) short stories (32) stories (4) british (4)
fiction (35) short stories (32) stories (4) british (4)
Synopsis

Synopsis

From the critically acclaimed author of Hotel World comes a collection of uniquely inventive stories that thread the labyrinth of coincidence, chance, and connections missed and made.

What happens when you run into Death in a busy train station? (You know he’s Death because when he smiles, your cell phone goes dead.) What if your lover falls in love with a tree? Should you be jealous? From the woman pursued by a band of bagpipers in full regalia to the artist who’s built a seven-foot boat out of secondhand copies of The Great Gatsby, Smith’s characters are offbeat, charming, sexy, and as wonderfully complex as life itself.
Ali Smith

About Ali Smith

Ali Smith - The Whole Story and Other Stories

Photo © Sarah Wood

ALI SMITH is the author of eight previous works of fiction, including the novel Hotel World, which was short-listed for both the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize and won the Encore Award and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award, and The Accidental, which won the Whitbread Award and was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Her story collections include Free Love, which won a Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award and a Scottish Arts Council Award, and The Whole Story and Other Stories. Born in Inverness, Scotland, Smith lives in Cambridge, England.

Praise

Praise

“Ali Smith has got style, ideas and punch. Read her.” —Jeanette Winterson

“One of Britain’s major talents. . . . Startlingly accomplished.” —The Atlantic Monthly

“A joy to read.” —Sunday Times (London)

“Smith is a gifted and meticulous architect of character and voice.” —The Washington Post

“She’s street-savvy and poignant at once. . . . There’s a kind of stainless steel clarity at the center of her fiction.” —The Boston Globe

“Smith proves herself an experimental writer even your mother could love.” —Elle

  • The Whole Story and Other Stories by Ali Smith
  • March 09, 2004
  • Fiction - Literary
  • Anchor
  • $12.00
  • 9781400075676

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: