A Guardian Best Book of the 21st Century
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017
SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER
'Undoubtedly Smith at her best. Puckish, yet elegant; angry, but comforting' The Times
A breathtakingly inventive new novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be both
Daniel is a century old. Elisabeth, born in 1984, has her eye on the future. The United Kingdom is in pieces, divided by a historic once-in-a-generation summer.
Love is won, love is lost. Hope is hand in hand with hopelessness. The seasons roll round, as ever . . .
'Terrific, extraordinary, playful... There is an awful lot to lift the soul' Daily Mail
'Bold and brilliant' Observer