Discover the unforgettable finale to Ali Smith's dazzling literary tour-de-force
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?
'Smith's seasonal quartet of novels is a bold and brilliant experiment' Independent
'The novel's hopeful message about the healing power of friendship ensures the quartet ends on a feel-good note' Sunday Times
An astonishing finale to a prescient series . . . Ali Smith brilliantly weaves strands of joy and celebration to end her Seasonal Quartet
The first great coronavirus novel - a book to savour, a literary tour de force that captures the nation's psyche exquisitely
This singular writer has found her moment
A maestra's portrait of her age. . . remarkable
Few writers today can make a more compelling claim to singularity of innovation and sustained brilliance
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
Smith bring[s] this brilliant quartet to a satisfying close
The final flourish of a mazy and beautiful quartet
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Spring, the third novel in Ali Smith’s Seasonal Quartet, tells the impossible tale of an impossible time. Here she dicusses what we can expect from the next installment in her remarkable, once-in-a-generation masterpiece.