I can remember “having” to read this as part of a Booker Prize Night Libraries event.
I was really disappointed it did not win.
This is a book I return to again and again for many different reasons; inventiveness, emotional power, simple pleasure and enjoyment.
Picked by David….John also likes this one!
Five people: four are living, three are strangers, two are sisters, one is dead.
In her highly acclaimed and most ambitious book to date, the brilliant young Scottish writer Ali Smith brings alive five unforgettable characters and traces their intersecting lives.
This is a short novel with big themes (time, chance, money, death) but an eye for tiny detail: the taste of dust, the weight of a few coins in the hand, the pleasurable pain of a stone in one’s shoe . . .