Summer

Summer

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The unmissable finale to Ali Smith's dazzling literary tour de force: the Seasonal quartet concludes in 2020 with Summer

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.

PRAISE FOR SEASONAL:

'The novel of the year is obviously Autumn' Observer on Autumn

'Masterful... Winter is utterly original' New York Times Book Review on Winter

'Luminous, generous, hope-filled... A dazzling hymn to hope. Ali Smith is lighting us a path out of the nightmarish now' Observer on Spring

'Smith's seasonal quartet of novels is a bold and brilliant experiment' Independent
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 144 x 222 x 36mm | 514g
  • Hamish Hamilton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241207061
  • 9780241207062
  • 508

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This singular writer has found her moment * Prospect * The novel's hopeful message about the healing power of friendship ensures the quartet ends on a feel-good note * Sunday Times * A remarkable experiment with timeliness in fiction * Literary Review *
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About Ali Smith

Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962. She is the author of Spring, Winter, Autumn, Public library and other stories, How to be both, Shire, Artful, There but for the, The first person and other stories, Girl Meets Boy, The Accidental, The whole story and other stories, Hotel World, Other stories and other stories, Like and Free Love. Hotel World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. The Accidental was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize. How to be both won the Bailey's Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Autumn was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017 and Winter was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2018. Ali Smith lives in Cambridge.
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Rating details

38 ratings
4.6 out of 5 stars
5 71% (27)
4 18% (7)
3 11% (4)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
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