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.Â 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.Â The seasons roll round, as ever . . .
'Terrific, extraordinary, playful...There is an awful lot to lift the soul' -Daily Mail * 'Bold and brilliant' -Observer