Summer

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The unmissable finale to Ali Smith’s dazzling literary tour de force: the ‘Seasonal Quartet’ concludes.

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WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021
LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE 2021

A once-in-a-generation series, Ali Smith’s Seasonal quartet is a tour-de-force about love, time, art, politics, and how we live now.

A maestra’s portrait of her age . . . remarkable’ Guardian

In the present, Sacha knows the world’s in trouble. Her brother Robert just is trouble. Their mother and father are having trouble. Meanwhile the world’s in meltdown – and the real meltdown hasn’t even started yet. In the past, a lovely summer. A different brother and sister know they’re living on borrowed time.

This is a story about people on the brink of change. They’re family, but they think they’re strangers. So: where does family begin? And what do people who think they’ve got nothing in common have in common?

Summer.

Discover all four instalments: Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer. Ali Smith’s new novel, Companion piece, is available to pre-order now.

*****
‘The first great coronavirus novel – a book to savour, a literary tour de force’ Evening Standard

‘Exquisite. Smith is in a class of her own’ Nicola Sturgeon

‘An astonishing finale to a prescient series . . . Ali Smith brilliantly weaves strands of joy and celebration to end her Seasonal Quartet’ Irish Times

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Weight 0.514 kg
Dimensions 22.2 × 14.4 × 3.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

384

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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