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  • Published: 17 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241973356
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

Spring

'A dazzling hymn to hope' Observer




Unmissable third instalment in the bestselling, critically adored, dazzling inventive novel cycle, the Seasonal Quartet

What unites Katherine Mansfield, Charlie Chaplin, Shakespeare, Beethoven, Brexit, the present, the past, the north, the south, the east, the west, a man mourning lost times, a woman trapped in modern times?

Spring. The great connective.

With an eye to the migrancy of story over time, and riffing on Pericles, one of Shakespeare's most resistant and rollicking works, Ali Smith tells the impossible tale of an impossible time. In a time of walls and lockdown, Smith opens the door.

The time we're living in is changing nature. Will it change the nature of story? Hope springs eternal.

  • Published: 17 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241973356
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Ali Smith

Ali Smith is the author of Free Love and Other Stories, Like, Other Stories and Other Stories, Hotel World, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental, Girl Meets Boy, The First Person and Other Stories, There but for the, Artful, How to be both, Public library and other stories and Autumn. Hotel World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize and The Accidental was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Orange Prize. How to be both won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Folio Prize. Ali Smith lives in Cambridge.

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