Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith

Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith


Girl meets boy. It's a story as old as time. But what happens when an old story meets a brand new set of circumstances?  

Ali Smith's remix of Ovid's most joyful metamorphosis is a story about the kind of fluidity that can't be bottled and sold. It is about girls and boys, girls and girls, love and transformation, a story of puns and doubles, reversals and revelations. Funny and fresh, poetic and political, here is a tale of change for the modern world.


An uplifting, heart-swelling queer gem.




“Exuberant … Slender, sweet natured and lyrical”Guardian“Joyful.” - Jeanette Winterson, The Times


”Girl Meets Boy pulls you in and doesn’t let you go … bold and brilliant.” - Jackie Kay 


“A glorious wide-awake dream of a book … My heart was beating and tears stood in my eyes, even as I had the biggest smile written all over my face.” - Kirsty Gunn, Observer


“Poetic … Smith remembers what the ancients knew: that musical words drum a beat through to understanding.” - The Times

  • Details

    Publisher: Canongate Books 

    Edition: Main - Canons

    ISBN: 9781786892478 

    Weight: 123 g 

    Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm

    Pages: 176 

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