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Summer

Hardback edition released 06/08/2020

by Ali Smith

Part of the Seasonal Quartet Series

Historical fiction

Summer Synopsis

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. 

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780241207062
Publication date: 6th August 2020
Author: Ali Smith
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 400 pages
Primary Genre Historical fiction
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Ali Smith Press Reviews

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

Other editions of this book

ISBN: 9780241973370
Publication date: 06/05/2021
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780241207062
Publication date: 06/08/2020
Format: Hardback

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About Ali Smith

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 ...

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