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Rejoice—Summer is nearly here!

Publishing next week is Summer, the new novel from the award-winning Ali Smith—a masterful tale of division, hope and the contemporary moment, and the final book in the watershed Seasonal quartet, from one of our greatest living writers. Pre-order a signed first edition now!

Sacha, a budding young climate activist, bickers with her Leave-voting mum about their Remain-voting dad. Robert points out in the end their dad was the one who left. Robert—the brilliant, awful brother, whose pranks are getting dangerous. The TV blaring in the background; Robert posted the remote to Antarctica. Then Charlotte walks in, and Robert is changed; he’s in love, true love, like summer in his stomach.

And murmuring in the wings are the party lies, the rallies, the race hate, the face masks; the signs of our times, Smith’s ambition to write the moment in all its messy unfinished too close too soon what’s happening detail.

104 year old Daniel slips between the present and his past; the woman by his bedside thinks he’s losing himself, but he’s back in another summer, in the internment camp during the war—where they rounded up British Germans and exiles and put them behind barbed wire fences; where the artists and academics and thinkers took what they had and made something beautiful. Where Daniel wrote to his beloved sister, Hannah, somewhere on the other side of the fence.

Hopeful, political, effortlessly sophisticated and finding the sublime in the everyday: Summer is a novel of dovetailing characters and lives—a great standalone novel, and especially rewarding to readers of the quartet thus far—and a fitting conclusion and rebirth to Smith’s four-book artistic project. Resonant with wordplay, etymology and peripheral definitions, Summer is an expansive emotional and intellectual experience, a layering and echoing of meanings, connections, and possibilities—a testament to and reminder of the myriad little things that bring us together, even in an age defined by divisions.

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About Ali Smith
If you've not yet had the joy of reading Ali Smith, here's why you should start: one of the most celebrated UK authors writing today, Ali Smith CBE has received some of the most prestigious literary accolades, including the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Book Award. Beloved by both critics and readers, Smith is a true literary heavyweight renowned for her masterly grasp of wordplay and her ability to explore universal truths in compelling individual stories.

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