Our Curators said...
At turns funny, shocking, gripping and immersive, this novel - while short at 208 pages - is completely masterful. Twelve different families absorbed in their own lives start looking at each other when they’re hemmed in by the weather and the result is a brilliant study of character and consequence. Moss has managed to get exactly into the minds of each person while they’re cleaning, arguing or having sex. It’s a simple novel but word by word completely perfect.
The LoveMyRead Team,- LoveMyRead
What the Critics are Saying
'Sharp, searching, thoroughly imagined, it is utterly of the moment, placing its anxious human dots against a vast indifferent landscape; with its wit and verve and beautiful organisation it throws much contemporary writing into the shade!'
Hilary Mantel, Man Booker winning author of Wolf Hall
Nothing escapes her sly humour and brilliant touch. Deft and brimming with life, Summerwater is a novel of endless depth
A masterpiece.' - Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist
'Moss's ability to conjure up the fleeting and sometimes agonised tenderness of family life is unmatched . . . A great part of a novelist's skill lies in the breadth of their sympathies and their ability to enter into the lives of people unlike themselves. Moss does this so naturally and comprehensively . . . there is an artfulness to her writing so accomplished as to conceal itself.'
Melissa Harrison, Guardian