Winter; "frosty wind, earth as iron, water as stone," so the old song goes. And now Art's mother is seeing things, in this follow-up to the Man Booker Prize finalist Autumn—the second novel in Ali Smith's Seasonal cycle, and itself a finalist for the British Book Award and the Orwell Prize for Political Writing. Smith casts a wise, merry, and uncompromising eye over the post-truth era in a story rooted in history and memory. When four people—at once family and strangers—converge on a fifteen-bed house in Cornwall for Christmas, will there be enough room for everyone?
"Extremely funny and seriously angry and experimental and heartbreaking, but never sentimental.... The light inside this great novelist's gorgeous snow globe is utterly original, and it definitely illuminates."—NYTBR