WINNER of the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction
Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction
Named a Best Books of the Year by The Guardian, Kirkus Reviews, NPR, New Statesman, Dazed
From the Booker-shortlisted author of Autumn, as well as the Baileys Prize-winning How to Be Both, comes the last instalment in the remarkable, once-in-a-generation masterpiece, the Seasonal Quartet.
Here is the exciting culmination of Ali Smith's celebrated Seasonal Quartet, a series of stand-alone novels, separate but interconnected (as the seasons are), wide-ranging in timescale and light-footed through histories.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The fourth and final installment in Ali Smith’s spectacular Seasonal Quartet reflects current events in a striking way. Like the previous books, this novel was written as close to its publication date as possible, which means the story really embodies life in 2020 (with smart references to Dickens, Shakespeare, and Einstein to boot). Most of the story revolves around British teen activist Sacha and her family as they navigate international crises—as well as each other’s quirks. We were delighted by Smith’s impressionistic style. She jumps back and forth in time with poetic ease, and even checks in with characters from the earlier books in the series. By the time this portrait of our moment was over, we were wishing the calendar could find space for a fifth season.