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Like

(1997)
A novel by

 
 
There's Amy and there's Ash. There's ice and there's fire. There's England and there's Scotland. Ali Smith evokes the twin spirits of time and place in an extraordinarily powerful first novel, which teases out the connections between people, the attractions, the ghostly repercussions. By turns funny, haunting and disconcertingly moving, LIKE soars across hidden borders between cultures, countries, families, friends and lovers. Subtle and complex, it confounds expectations about fiction and truths. A seductive story of what it means to be alive at the edge of the 20th century: here is a story of what it's like.

'Ingenious, shimmering fiction, written with a poetic grace that subtly illuminates the tensions between hope and desire, between past and present' Scotland on Sunday



Praise for this book

"Not only was the novel beautifully written but it was fascinating reading." - Kate Atkinson


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August 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Like: A Novel
Author(s): Ali Smith
ISBN: 0-15-100350-5 / 978-0-15-100350-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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July 1997 : UK Hardback
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Title: Like
Author(s): Ali Smith
ISBN: 1-86049-262-2 / 978-1-86049-262-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Paperback Editions

June 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Like
Author(s): Ali Smith
ISBN: 1-86049-317-3 / 978-1-86049-317-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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August 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Like
Author(s): Ali Smith
Publisher: Virago
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August 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Like
Author(s): Ali Smith
Publisher: Virago
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