“‘Let me tell you about when I was a girl,’ our grandfather says.”
With this flourish, Ali Smith opens Girl Meets Boy, her blissful recasting of Ovid’s Iphis legend, imagining a world in which gender fluidity is celebrated as the principle of life itself.
Girl meets boy: It’s a story as old as time. But what happens when an old story meets a brand new set of circumstances? Ali’s re-mix of Ovid’s most joyful metamorphosis is a story about the kind of fluidity that can’t be bottled and sold. It is about girls and boys, girls and girls, love and transformation, a story of puns and doubles, reversals and revelations. Funny and fresh, poetic and political, here is a tale of change for the modern world.
Girl Meets Boy is just 170pages long, you can read it in one glorious gulp – the perfect gateway drug for new book club members!
The Other Fruit Book Club offers a free, friendly and gentle environment in which opinions are shared and new appreciations can be discovered as we explore a broad variety of books by LGBTQ+ writers.
There will be wine and tea, curious minds and relaxed conversation; A warm bookish group open to any and all readers who identify as LGBTQ+.