Synopses & Reviews
Five women: four are alive, three are foreigners, two are sisters, one is dead ?they have all been in this hotel. Their hopes and disappointments roam freely through the hallways, sheltered by its walls as each crosses the path of the other without ever giving a thought to the sheer coincidence of their encounters. Hotel World invites us to join them for a night in their existence. In this novel, opposite worlds collide, resulting in the affirmation of love. Smith is also known for The Accidental named Novel of the Year by Britain's prestigious Whitbread Book Awards.
This story brings alive five characters, one of whom is dead, during one night in a hotel. The author traces their intersecting lives, examining the themes of time, chance, money and death.
Ali Smith's remarkable novel, which brings alive an incredible array of characters, and which was shortlisted for both the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize in 2001. ""Hotel World is everything a novel should be; disturbing, comforting, funny, challenging, sad, rude, beautiful" "Independent On Sunday".