There But for the (Compact Disc)
At a dinner party in the posh London suburb of Greenwich, Miles Garth suddenly leaves the table midway through the meal, locks himself in an upstairs room, and refuses to leave. An eclectic group of neighbors and friends slowly gathers around the house, and the story of Miles is one told from the points of view of four of them: a woman in her forties called Anna, a man in his sixties called Mark, a woman in her eighties called May, and a ten-year-old child called Brooke. The thing is . . . none of these people knows Miles anything more than glancingly. So how much is it possible to know about a stranger? And what are the consequences of even the most casual, most fleeting meetings we have every day with other human beings?Brilliantly audacious, disarmingly playful, full of Smith's trademark wit and puns, "There But For The" is a deft exploration of the human need for separation from our pasts and from one another and the redemptive possibilities for connections.
About the Author
ALI SMITH has written six works of fiction including "Hotel World", which was shortlisted for both the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize and won the Encore Award and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award. Born in Inverness, Scotland, she now lives in Cambridge, England.
Anne Flosnik is an accomplished actress with lead credits on stage and television and in commercials and voice-overs. A seasoned audiobook narrator, she has over four hundred titles to her credit and several awards and distinctions, including three AudioFile Earphones Awards, a "USA Today" Recommended Listening, and the American Library Association s Special Services to Children Award. She has twice been an Audie Award finalist.