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From the bestselling author of Autumn and Winter, as well as the Baileys Prize-winning How to be both, comes the next installment in the remarkable, once-in-a-generation masterpiece, the Seasonal Quartet Spring will come. The leaves on its trees will open after blossom. Before it... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241207048
Barcode 9780241207048
Published 28 March 2019 by Penguin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Smith, Ali
Series Seasonal Quartet
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ISBN-13 9780241207048
ISBN-10 0241207045
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Hamish Hamilton Ltd
Publication Date 28 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Smith, Ali
Series Seasonal Quartet
Category Modern Fiction
Political Activism
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 468g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 966855

Description of this Book

From the bestselling author of Autumn and Winter, as well as the Baileys Prize-winning How to be both, comes the next installment in the remarkable, once-in-a-generation masterpiece, the Seasonal Quartet Spring will come. The leaves on its trees will open after blossom. Before it arrives, a hundred years of empire-making. The dawn breaks cold and still but, deep in the earth, things are growing. Praise for the Seasonal Quartet: 'Transcendental writing about art, death, political lies, and all the dimensions of love. It's a case not so much of reading between the lines as of being blinded by the light between the lines - in a good way' Deborah Levy on Autumn 'The novel of the year is obviously Autumn, which managed the miracle of making at least a kind of sense out of post-Brexit Britain' Olivia Laing, Observer on Autumn 'Ali Smith is flat-out brilliant, and she's on fire these days... Combining brainy playfulness with depth, topicality with timelessness, and complexity with accessibility while delivering an impassioned defence of human decency and art' NPR on Winter 'Rank[s] among the most original, consoling and inspiring of the artistic responses to 'this mad and bitter mess' of the present' Financial Times on Winter 'A novel of great ferocity, tenderness and generosity of spirit that you feel Dickens would have recognised... Smith is engaged in an extended process of mythologizing the present states of Britain... Luminously beautiful' Observer on Winter

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Luminous, generous, hope-filled... Extraordinary. The third book in Ali Smith's seasonal quartet is her best yet, a dazzling hymn to hope, uniting the past and present with a chorus of voices... [Ali Smith] is lighting us a path out of the nightmarish now * Observer *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Ali Smith 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, Public library and other stories and Autumn. 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 Women's Prize for Fiction, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Folio Prize. Ali Smith lives in Cambridge.

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