|By (author):||Smith, Ali|
|Subject:||FICTION / Contemporary Women|
|FICTION / Cultural Heritage|
|FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Literary|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.25in|
|From The Publisher*||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. And now Art's mother is seeing things.
Come to think of it, Art's seeing things himself.
When four people, strangers and family, converge on a 15 bedroom house in Cornwall for Christmas, will there be enough room for everyone?
Winter. It makes things visible. In Ali Smith's Winter, life-force matches up to the toughest of the seasons. In this second novel in her Seasonal cycle, the follow-up to her sensational Autumn, Smith's shapeshifting novel casts a warm, wise, merry and uncompromising eye over a post-truth era in a story rooted in history and memory and with a taproot deep in the evergreens, art and love.
|Review Quote*||"Leaping, laughing, sad, generous and winter-wise, this is a thing of grace."- The Guardian|
"Infused with some much needed humour, happiness and hope, Winter too is its own graceful thing."- The Independent
"Like Autumn, it combines comedy with social criticism, playfulness with political indictment. . . . For all its wit and whimsy, Winter suggests we are living through an era of lowering catastrophe in which green shoots are seldom seen."- The Times
|Biographical Note||ALI SMITH is the author of many works of fiction, including the novel Hotel World, which was short-listed for both the Orange Prize and the Man Booker Prize and won the Encore Award and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award; The Accidental, which won the Whitbread Award and was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize for Fiction; and How to be both, a Man Booker Prize finalist and winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the Goldsmiths Prize, the Costa Novel Award, and the Saltire Society Scottish Fiction Book of the Year Award. Born in Inverness, Scotland, Smith lives in Cambridge, England.|