Girl meets boy. It's a story as old as time. But what happens when an old story meets a brand new set of circumstances? Ali Smith's re-mix of Ovid's most joyful metamorphosis is a story about the kind of fluidity that can't be bottled and sold. It is about girls and boys, girls and girls, love and transformation, a story of puns and doubles, reversals and revelations. Funny and fresh, poetic and political, Girl meets boy is a myth of metamorphosis for the modern world.
Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge. She is the author of several short story collections, plays and award-winning novels. Hotel World was shortlisted for both the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize and won the Encore Award; The Accidental was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize and won the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award. Most recently, How to be Both, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, the Costa Novel Award and the National Book Award 2014 and won the Goldsmiths Prize and Saltire Society Literary Book of the Year Award.
"* "A joy to read" - Metro * 'An ecstatic, exhilarating helter-skelter ride of a story' - Financial Times * 'Clever, complex and thrilling' - TLS * 'By the time I finished the book, my heart was beating and tears stood in my eyes, even as I had the biggest smile written all over my face.' - Kirsty Gunn, Observer"