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.
"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