All buildings are now open at limited capacity. New library and curbside pickup hours.
Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn on library property by anyone over the age of two regardless of vaccine status.

There but for the: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

When a dinner-party guest named Miles locks himself in an upstairs room and refuses to come out, he sets off a media frenzy. He also sets in motion a mesmerizing puzzle of a novel, one that harnesses acrobatic verbal playfulness to a truly affecting story. Miles communicates only by cryptic notes slipped under the door. We see him through the eyes of four people who barely know him, ranging from a precocious child to a confused elderly woman. But while the characters' wit and wordplay soar, their story remains profoundly grounded. As it probes our paradoxical need for both separation and true connection, There but for the balances cleverness with compassion, the surreal with the deeply, movingly real, in a way that only Ali Smith can.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781611746174
9780307379986
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID60475776-6252-5083-a98a-c34dc5926e52
Grouping Titlethere but for the
Grouping Authorali smith
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-04-09 04:15:53AM
Last Indexed2021-04-09 04:43:21AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780375424090

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorAli Smith
author_displayAli Smith
available_at_aacplOnline OverDrive Collection
detailed_location_aacplOnline OverDrive Collection
display_description

When a dinner-party guest named Miles locks himself in an upstairs room and refuses to come out, he sets off a media frenzy. He also sets in motion a mesmerizing puzzle of a novel, one that harnesses acrobatic verbal playfulness to a truly affecting story.

Miles communicates only by cryptic notes slipped under the door. We see him through the eyes of four people who barely know him, ranging from a precocious child to a confused elderly woman. But while the characters' wit and wordplay soar, their story remains profoundly grounded. As it probes our paradoxical need for both separation and true connection, There but for the balances cleverness with compassion, the surreal with the deeply, movingly real, in a way that only Ali Smith can.

format_aacpleAudiobook
eBook
format_category_aacplAudio Books
eBook
id60475776-6252-5083-a98a-c34dc5926e52
isbn9780307379986
9781611746174
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:543d6d00-748e-4ae6-abdf-8335635df356-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook4falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:543d6d00-748e-4ae6-abdf-8335635df3561Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:675d6d2c-e2e0-4d25-84c6-baf12dda05911Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books0falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
overdrive:675d6d2c-e2e0-4d25-84c6-baf12dda0591-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books2falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
last_indexed2021-04-09T08:43:21.729Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_aacplOnline OverDrive
owning_library_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacplOnline OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn9781611746174
publishDate2011
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:543d6d00-748e-4ae6-abdf-8335635df356eBookeBookEnglishKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group2011
overdrive:675d6d2c-e2e0-4d25-84c6-baf12dda0591eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishHighBridge
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:543d6d00-748e-4ae6-abdf-8335635df356-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:543d6d00-748e-4ae6-abdf-8335635df3561Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:675d6d2c-e2e0-4d25-84c6-baf12dda05911Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:675d6d2c-e2e0-4d25-84c6-baf12dda0591-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
title_displayThere but for the A Novel
title_fullThere But For The
There but for the A Novel
title_shortThere but for the
title_subA Novel
topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
Fiction
Literature