The final installation of Ali Smith’s best-selling seasonal quartet.
A prose poem in praise of memory, forgiveness, getting the joke and seizing the moment. ~ Dwight Garner, The New York Times
Ali Smith’s Summer concludes her seasonal quartet on a high note. . . . Rich with references, characters quick to share stories about artists and their work, and the misfits and heroes of history, Summer is more than a perennial season. It is the bravura performance of a writer, poised at the edge of the day’s vast darkness, gathering all the warmth and light of our inner summer. ~ Ellen Akins, The Washington Post
Summer by Ali Smith
In the present, Sacha knows the world’s in trouble. Her brother Robert just is trouble. Their mother and father are having trouble. Meanwhile, the world’s in meltdown—and the real meltdown hasn’t even started yet. In the past, a lovely summer. A different brother and sister know they’re living on borrowed time.
This is a story about people on the brink of change. They’re family, but they think they’re strangers. So: Where does family begin? And what do people who think they’ve got nothing in common have in common?