Girl Meets Boy

Girl Meets Boy : The Myth of Iphis

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 17.78mm | 158.76g
  • Canongate Us
  • English
  • 1847671861
  • 9781847671868
  • 283,559

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"A compact, rollicking novel . . . Ovid's gender-bending metamorphosis story gets a Madison Avenue-style makeover."show more

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3,600 ratings
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2 8% (274)
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