How To Be Both by Ali Smith
Ali Smith, author of acclaimed novels The Accidental and Hotel World, loves to use unconventional forms.
How To Be Both begins as a poem, changes to standard paragraphs, then goes back to a poem; it is anything but an ordinary read. The book is split into two sections; one following the spirit of the Renaissance painter Francesco del Cossa, and the other focusing on troubled teenager George.
This looks set to become her most talked-about novel yet; book clubs, literary academics and indeed every keen reader, will have a field day analysing it.