Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of Iphis

Ali Smith (Author)
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Description

From the astonishingly talented writer of The Accidental and Hotel World comes Ali Smith's brilliant retelling of Ovid's gender-bending myth of Iphis and Ianthe, as seen through the eyes of two Scottish sisters. Girl Meets Boy is about girls and boys, girls and girls, love and transformation, and the absurdity of consumerism, as well as a story of reversals and revelations that is as sharply witty as it is lyrical. Funny, fresh, poetic, and political, Girl Meets Boy is a myth of metamorphosis for a world made in Madison Avenue's image, and the funniest addition to the Myths series from Canongate since Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad.

Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Canongate Us
Publish Date
January 01, 2009
Pages
164
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.52 X 7.74 inches | 0.39 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781847671868
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Reviews

"A compact, rollicking novel . . . Ovid's gender-bending metamorphosis story gets a Madison Avenue-style makeover."
"Girl Meets Boy pulls you in and doesn't let you go. Never afraid of big ideas, morality or politics, Smith's retelling is bold and brilliant."
"Cheerful, sexy, disorienting ... Smith's spare and sharp lyricism . . . are handled with glee . . . and Smith's cadences, which read like classical drama, carry the novel along beautifully."