Winter - Seasonal Quartet (Paperback)
  • Winter - Seasonal Quartet (Paperback)
  • Winter - Seasonal Quartet (Paperback)
  • Winter - Seasonal Quartet (Paperback)
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Winter - Seasonal Quartet (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 04/10/2018
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Emerging from and responding to the tumult of 2017, the second in Smith's seasonal quartet - begun with Autumn - is a shape-shifting tour de force that echoes A Christmas Carol. Essential reading.

Shortlisted for The Orwell Prize 2018

The dazzling second novel in Ali Smith's essential Seasonal Quartet - from the Baileys Prize-winning, Man Booker-shortlisted author of Autumn and How to be Both.

Winter.

Bleak. Frosty wind, earth as iron, water as stone, so the old song goes.

The shortest days, the longest nights. The trees are bare and shivering. The summer's leaves? Dead litter. The world shrinks; the sap sinks.

But winter makes things visible. And if there's ice, there'll be fire.

In Ali Smith's Winter, lifeforce matches up to the toughest of the seasons. In this second novel in her acclaimed Seasonal cycle, the follow-up to her sensational Autumn, Smith's shape-shifting quartet of novels casts a merry eye over a bleak post-truth era with a story rooted in history, memory and warmth, its taproot deep in the evergreens: art, love, laughter. It's the season that teaches us survival.

Here comes Winter.

Ian exclusive interview with Ali Smith about Autumn, we talk about the joy of a novel swift in its making and what the seasons mean for her.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241973332
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Leaping, laughing, sad, generous and winter-wise, this is a thing of grace.' - The Guardian

'In a country apparently divided against itself, a writer such as Smith, who makes you feel known, who seems to speak to your own private weirdnesses, is more valuable than a whole parliament of politicians.' - Alex Preston, The Financial Times

'Autumn is a beautiful, poignant symphony of memories, dreams and transient realities; the “endless sad fragility” of mortal lives.' -  The Guardian

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

'Terrific, extraordinary, playful... There is an awful lot to lift the soul.' - The Daily Mail

'Bold and brilliant.' - The Observer

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“Diminishing returns”

Ali Smith has written some wonderful novels - 'There but for the', 'How to be Both', and the absolutely joyful 'Girl Meets Boy' - which put her among the top ranks of latter-day Scottish... More

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“Skilful but meandering”

I remember enjoying Autumn, and Smith’s other novels (such as How to be Both) have had enormous impact on me as a reader and as a writer, but I somehow found this less gripping. There is a bit of a plot and she has... More

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