$66.88
$6.50 delivery: 10 - 18 June
Usually dispatched within 4 to 5 days.
Ships from and sold by Prestivo-France.
<Embed>
Other Sellers on Amazon
$66.88
Sold by: EValuable Asset
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


How to be both Paperback – 28 August 2014

3.6 out of 5 stars 502 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Paperback, 28 August 2014
$66.88
$27.48

Enhance your purchase


Save on selected Bestselling Children's books.
Includes Bluey, Peter Rabbit, Spot, Peppa Pig, Roald Dahl and more. Click to explore.

Noise: The new book from the authors of ‘Thinking, Fast and Slow’ releases on May 19.
If the Amazon.com.au price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price. Pre-order now.

Product details

  • Publisher : Hamish Hamilton; 1st edition (28 August 2014)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0241146828
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0241146828
  • Dimensions : 15.4 x 2.9 x 23.4 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.6 out of 5 stars 502 ratings

Product description

Review

Magical (Sunday Times)

Radical, dazzling . . . Those writers making doomy predictions about the death of the novel should read Smith's re-imagined novel/s, and take note of the life it contains (Independent)

How to be both is a demanding, restless, brain-ache of a book that is simultaneously a delight and a challenge...What happens here is that you have to let go and revel in life's poetry. The effect is magical (Sunday Times)

Ali Smith is an unrepentant stylist...How to be both reads as if she has summoned words from some region of the unconscious and released them in a trance...Smith's fervent, vital, incantatory prose is entirely her own (Joanna Kavenna Prospect)

Dealing with grief, obsession, sexuality and the versatility of art itself, Smith has created a stunning work that is as rewarding as it is challenging (The List)

Dazzling (Independent)

Stunning (The List)

This warm, funny, subtle, layered, intelligent book deserves to be read at least one-and-a-half times (Honor Clerk Spectator)

Utterly contemporary and vividly historical (Holly Williams The Independent)

Vital (Prospect)

About the Author

ALI SMITH's works of fiction include the novel Hotel World, which was short-listed for both the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize and won the Encore Award and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award, and The Accidental, which won the Whitbread Award and was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Her story collections include Free Love, which won a Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award and a Scottish Arts Council Award, The Whole Story and Other Stories, and How to be Both, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction in 2015. Born in Inverness, Scotland, Smith lives in Cambridge, England.

Customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
3.6 out of 5
502 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Top reviews from Australia

Reviewed in Australia on 20 April 2017
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Australia on 2 August 2016
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Australia on 4 May 2015
Verified Purchase
TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Reviewed in Australia on 18 October 2015
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in Australia on 22 February 2018

Top reviews from other countries

R. A. Walker
1.0 out of 5 stars Irritating and frustrating!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 June 2020
Verified Purchase
11 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Susan Askew
1.0 out of 5 stars badly conceived and badly written
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 January 2020
Verified Purchase
10 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Hermann S. Kogel
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful, clever and very readable
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 August 2015
Verified Purchase
20 people found this helpful
Report abuse
ES
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, intelligent interweaving of stories!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 July 2015
Verified Purchase
13 people found this helpful
Report abuse
WendyJT
4.0 out of 5 stars A challenging but worthwhile novel
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 June 2016
Verified Purchase
8 people found this helpful
Report abuse