Girl Meets Boy
The Myth of IphisBook - 2007
Working with her sister, Imogen, at a Scottish bottled-water business, Anthea, flighty and bored with the corporate environment, falls for a protest artist nicknamed Iphisol, in a funny, lyrical adaptation of Ovid's gender-bending retelling of the myth of Iphis. By the author of the Whitbread Prize-winning author of The Accidental.
Blackwell North Amer
Imogen and Anthea, sisters who are opposites, work together at Pure, a creative agency attempting to "bottle imagination, politics, and nature" in the form of a new Scottish bottled-water business with global aspirations. Anthea, flighty and bored with the office environment, becomes enamored with an "interventionist protest artist" nicknamed Iphisol, whose billboard-size corporate slurs around town are the bane of Pure's existence. When Anthea and Iphisol meet, it's a match made in heaven.
Girl Meets Boy is about girls and boys, girls and girls, love and transformation, the absurdity of consumerism, as well as a story of reversals and revelations that's as sharply witty as it is lyrical.
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(I can't bring myself to say the word.)
(Dear God. It is worse than the word cancer.)
(My little sister is going to grow up into a dissatisfied older predatory totally dried-up abnormal woman like Judi Dench in that film Notes on a Scandal.)
(My little sister is going to have a terrible sad life.)
...(My sister would be banned in schools if she was a book).
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