|By (author):||Smith, Ali|
|Subject:||FICTION / Contemporary Women|
|FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Literary|
|FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.25in|
|From The Publisher*||"Think of [Companion Piece] as a B-side to the seasonal quartet-more up-to-the-minute observations of our confusing world, more playful language to get lost in." • ONE OF THE MOST HOTLY ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022-The National UK, The Guardian UK, iNews, Financial Times, Daily Mail UK, The Irish Times, Evening Standard, New Statesman, The Scotsman, Waterstones, Book Bar|
A story is never an answer. A story is always a question.
Here we are in extraordinary times.
Is this history?
What happens when we cease to trust governments, the media, each other?
What have we lost?
What stays with us?
What does it take to unlock our future?
Following her astonishing quartet of Seasonal novels, Ali Smith again lights a way for us through the nightmarish now, in a vital celebration of companionship in all its forms.
Every hello, like every voice, holds its story ready, waiting.
|Review Quote*||One of:|
Financial Times' "books to mark for 2022"
Daily Mail's "stellar picks for high brow and low"
The Irish Times' "books to look out for in 2022"
Evening Standard's "best fiction books to look forward to in 2022"
The National (UK)'s "most exciting books coming out in 2022"
The Guardian (UK)'s "highlights for the year ahead"
iNews's "reasons to be excited about the approach of 2022"
New Statesman's fiction picks for "what to read in 2022"
Waterstones' "fiction you need to read in 2022"
Book Bar's "2022 must-reads"
Praise for Companion Piece:
"Think of [Companion Piece] as a B-side to the seasonal quartet-more up-to-the-minute observations of our confusing world, more playful language to get lost in."
"In [Companion Piece], Smith promises to capture the present time with a bold spirit while looking to the future."
-The National (UK)
|Biographical Note||ALI SMITH is the author of many works of fiction, including, mostrecently, Summer, Spring, Winter, Autumn, Public Library and OtherStories, and How to Be Both, which won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the Goldsmiths Prize, and the Costa Novel of the Year Award. Her work has been shortlisted four times for the Booker Prize. Most recently, she won the George Orwell Prize for Fiction for Summer. Born in Inverness, Scotland, she lives in Cambridge, England.|