Book of the Month November 2017-Winter by Ali Smith

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Winter by Ali Smith

The is the second novel in Ali Smith’s essential Seasonal Quartet – Winter
Bleak. Frosty wind, earth as iron, water as stone, so the old song
goes. The shortest days,
the longest nights. The trees are bare and shivering. The
summer’s leaves? Dead litter.
The world shrinks; the sap sinks. But winter makes things
visible. And if there’s ice,
there’ll be fire. In Ali Smith’s Winter, lifeforce matches up to the toughest of the seasons.
In this second novel in her acclaimed Seasonal cycle, the follow-up to her sensational
Autumn, Smith’s shape-shifting quartet of novels casts a merry eye over a bleak post-
truth era with a story rooted in history, memory and warmth, its taproot deep in the
evergreens: art, love, laughter. It’s the season that teaches us survival. Here comes
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
Winter can be borrowed or reserved at your local Wokingham Borough Library

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