Ali Smith’s inventive portrayal of a family unravelled by a mysterious visitor. Who is Amber? And why has she joined the Smarts on holiday?

The Smart family is spending the summer in Norfolk. Amber just arrived one day. Eve assumed she was Michael’s student, Michael thought she was a friend of Eve’s. Magnus thought she was an angel, sent to save him. Astrid thought that if Amber were a cartoon character, she would have been a superheroine, but also that she is definitely insane. The whole family is bewitched. And then Amber just doesn’t leave…
The Man Booker Prize 2005
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Hamish Hamilton
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Ali Smith

Ali Smith

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Ali Smith was born in Inverness, Scotland. She is the author of several critically acclaimed and award-winning novels and short stories.
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