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Author: Ali Smith
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Fiction   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At a dinner party in the posh London suburb of Greenwich, Miles Garth suddenly leaves the table midway through the meal, locks himself in an upstairs room, and refuses to leave. An eclectic group of neighbors and friends slowly gathers around the house, and Miles' story is told from the points of view of four of them: Anna, a woman in her forties; Mark, a man in his sixties; May, a woman in her eighties; and a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Smith, Ali.
There but for the.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©2011
(DLC) 2010051377
Material Type: Document, Fiction
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ali Smith
ISBN: 9780375424090 0375424091
OCLC Number: 691205862
Description: xiii, 236 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Ali Smith.

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At a dinner party in the posh London suburb of Greenwich, Miles Garth suddenly leaves the table midway through the meal, locks himself in an upstairs room, and refuses to leave. An eclectic group of neighbors and friends slowly gathers around the house, and Miles' story is told from the points of view of four of them: Anna, a woman in her forties; Mark, a man in his sixties; May, a woman in her eighties; and a ten-year-old named Brooke. The thing is, none of these people knows Miles more than slightly. How much is it possible for us to know about a stranger? And what are the consequences of even the most casual, fleeting moments we share every day with one another?

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