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The Resource How to be both : a novel, Ali Smith

How to be both : a novel, Ali Smith

Label
How to be both : a novel
Title
How to be both
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ali Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The brilliant Booker-nominated novel from one of our finest authors: How to Be Both is a daring, inventive tale that intertwines the stories of a defiant Renaissance painter and a modern teenage girl. How can one be both--near and far, past and present, male and female? In Ali Smith's new novel, two extraordinary characters inhabit the spaces between categories. In one half of the book, we follow the story of Francescho del Cossa, a Renaissance painter in fifteenth-century Italy who assumes a duel identity, living as both a man and a woman. In the novel's other half, George, a contemporary English teenage girl, is in mourning after the death of her brilliant, rebellious mother. As she struggles to fill the void in her life, George finds her thoughts circling again and again around a whimsical trip she and her mother once made to Italy, to see a certain Renaissance fresco... These two stories call out to each other in surprising and deeply resonant ways to form a veritable literary double-take, bending the conventions of genre, storytelling, and our own preconceptions"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CGL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Ali
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6069.M4213
LC item number
H69 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artists
  • Art, Italian
  • Gender identity
  • Teenage girls
  • Historical fiction
Label
How to be both : a novel, Ali Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn896822389
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780375424106
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014032965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)896822389
Label
How to be both : a novel, Ali Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn896822389
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780375424106
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014032965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)896822389

Library Locations

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      42.037121 -91.672304
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