Autumn

Ali Smith

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Discover Ali Smith’s dazzling, once-in-a-generation series, the Seasonal Quartet, a tour-de-force quartet of novels about love, time, art, politics, and how we live right now

All four instalments of the quartet are available to buy and read in paperback now: Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017


Chosen by the Guardian as one of the Best Books of the 21st Century

SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER

‘Undoubtedly Smith at her best. Puckish, yet elegant; angry, but comforting’ The Times

A breathtakingly inventive new novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be both

Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic once-in-a-generation summer.

Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand in hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever . . .

‘Terrific, extraordinary, playful… There is an awful lot to lift the soul’ Daily Mail

‘Bold and brilliant’ Observer

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ISBN – 9780241973318
Categories – General Fiction

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Spring
Spring

Unmissable third instalment in the bestselling, critically adored, dazzling inventive novel cycle, the Seasonal Quartet

What unites Katherine Mansfield, Charlie Chaplin, Shakespeare, Beethoven, Brexit, the present, the past, the north, the south, the east, the west, a man mourning lost times, a woman trapped in modern times?

Spring. The great connective.

With an eye to the migrancy of story over time, and riffing on Pericles, one of Shakespeare’s most resistant and rollicking works, Ali Smith tells the impossible tale of an impossible time. In a time of walls and lockdown, Smith opens the door.

The time we’re living in is changing nature. Will it change the nature of story? Hope springs eternal.

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Winter A Novel
Winter A Novel

Dark yet life-affirming, endlessly inventive and heart-breakingly human – the next novel in the ‘Seasonal’ cycle, following the Man Booker-shortlisted Autumn.

Winter? Bleak. Earth as iron, water as stone, so the old song goes. But winter makes things visible. And Christmas is a time for family reunions, unexpected guests and evergreen truths.

It’s December in Cornwall and Art’s mother is seeing things. Art has problems too. His girlfriend has left so he’s paying Lux, a young immigrant he found on the street, to impersonate her – but Lux has no intention of sticking to the script. And Iris, Art’s prodigal aunt, septuagenarian CND-er and black sheep of the family, is about to arrive with a car full of food and a throat full of protest songs. Four people, strangers and family, in a fifteen-bedroom house for Christmas – will there be enough room for everyone?

Winter casts a merry eye over a bleak post-truth era with a story rooted in history, art, love and memory, protest and survival.

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