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The First Person

(2008)
And Other Stories
A collection of stories by

 
 
From the award-winning author of The Accidental comes this dazzlingly inventive new collection of stories that are funny, sexy, poignant, playful--a joy to read.

In these energetic, exhilarating stories, Ali Smith portrays a world of everyday dislocation, where people nevertheless find connection, mystery, and love. In 'Astute Fiery Luxurious,' a fetid misdelivered package throws the life of a couple into disarray. A boy's mysterious illness in 'I Know Something You Don't Know' drives his mother to seek guidance from homeopathic healers, with inconclusive results. In 'The Child' , an unnervingly mature young boy voices offensive humor that genteel society would rather not acknowledge. And a woman meets her fourteen-year-old self but can't figure out how to guide her--or even whether she should in 'Writ.'

As she explores the subtle connections between what we know and what we feel, Ali Smith creates an exuberant, masterful collection that glows with her playful style, sparkling wit, and unforgettable characters.


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January 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The First Person and Other Stories
Author(s): Ali Smith
ISBN: 0-670-06911-6 / 978-0-670-06911-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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January 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The First Person: and Other Stories
Author(s): Ali Smith
ISBN: 0-307-37771-7 / 978-0-307-37771-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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October 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The First Person and Other Stories
Author(s): Ali Smith
ISBN: 0-241-14426-4 / 978-0-241-14426-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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Paperback Editions

January 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The First Person and Other Stories
Author(s): Ali Smith
ISBN: 0-307-45485-1 / 978-0-307-45485-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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December 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The First Person and Other Stories
Author(s): Ali Smith
ISBN: 0-14-317048-1 / 978-0-14-317048-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The First Person and Other Stories
Author(s): Ali Smith
ISBN: 0-14-103801-2 / 978-0-14-103801-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The First Person and Other Stories
Author(s): Ali Smith
Publisher: Penguin
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November 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The First Person and Other Stories
Author(s): Ali Smith
Publisher: Anchor
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January 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The First Person and Other Stories
Author(s): Ali Smith
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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