Shortlisted for the British Book Award – Fiction Book of the Year and the Orwell Prize for Political Writing
The second novel in the Man Booker Prize–nominated author’s Seasonal cycle; the much-anticipated follow-up to Autumn (a New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Financial Times, The Guardian, Southern Living, and Kirkus Reviews best book of the year).
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 fifteen-bedroom house in Cornwall for Christmas, will there be enough room for everyone?
Winter. It makes things visible. Ali Smith’s shapeshifting Winter 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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The second book in British novelist Ali Smith’s Seasonal Quartet is a playful, pointed exploration of life in the age of soul-crushing tweets and existential dread. When nature blogger Artie arrives home for the holidays, he finds his tightly wound mother, Sophia, unraveling. Adding to this chaos is the presence of a disembodied head, a street-smart stranger whom Arthur is paying to pose as his girlfriend, and the arrival of Sophia’s estranged sister, Iris, a diehard anti-establishment activist. Infused with Smith’s wordplay and hawk-eyed commentary on our world, Winter folded us into its warm and weird embrace.