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The Thing Is

The Thing Is (Hardback)

By Potter, Christopher

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    20 Aug 20

The Thing Is . . . A novel, a confession, a poem, an autofiction, a commonplace book, a prose poem. By turns serious and playful, profound and trivial, sad and joyful, The Thing Is is a shape-shifting narrative: one that starts out as written by an alien, seeing the earth and its... inhabitants from the outside. This perspective then becomes that of an everychild, who vaguely remembers having once been an alien, and evolves into the biography of everybody who has ever lived. The narrative moves deftly from an ingenious theory about the origins of the universe and the emergence of life, to a riff on the poetic power of doorways (and other thresholds); or from stories about things hidden from view or buried by time, to what it feels like to be alive at this particular moment in history. Beautifully wrought, often funny and poignant, The Thing Is is designed to be read in a variety of ways: in gobbets, all in one go, slowly, quickly, repeatedly. This slow/fast read is the perfect novel for our fast/slow times. Whatever The Thing Is to you, it will provide a new twist on the continuing adaptability of the form that we call the novel.
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ISBN 9781472134349
Released NZ 20 Aug 2020
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Format Hardback
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781472134349
Stock Release date is 20 August 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Constable
Released 20 Aug 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Potter, Christopher
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 222mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade