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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?
|Publication date:||6th August 2020|
|Publisher:||Hamish Hamilton Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Primary Genre||Historical fiction|
Closing date: 01/08/2021
A remarkable experiment with timeliness in fiction - Literary Review
The novel's hopeful message about the healing power of friendship ensures the quartet ends on a feel-good note - Sunday Times
Brilliant - The Scotsman
Sublime - The Boston Globe
The final flourish of a mazy and beautiful quartet - Telegraph
Smith bring[s] this brilliant quartet to a satisfying close - NPR
The bravura performance of a writer, poised at the edge of the day's vast darkness, gathering all the warmth and light of our inner summer - The Washington Post
Few writers today can make a more compelling claim to singularity of innovation and sustained brilliance - TLS
A maestra's portrait of her age. . . remarkable - Guardian
This singular writer has found her moment - Prospect
The first great coronavirus novel - a book to savour, a literary tour de force that captures the nation's psyche exquisitely - Evening Standard
An astonishing finale to a prescient series . . . Ali Smith brilliantly weaves strands of joy and celebration to end her Seasonal Quartet - Evening Standard
Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962. She is the author of Free Love and Other Stories, Like, Other Stories and Other Stories, Hotel World, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental, Girl Meets Boy, The First Person and Other Stories, There but for the, Artful, How to be both, and Public Library and other stories. Hotel World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize and The Accidental was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Orange Prize. How to be both won the Baileys Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel Award and was ...More About Ali Smith