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No Season but the Summer, Hardback Book

No Season but the Summer Hardback

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Spring and summer are my mother’s time, autumn and winter are my husband’s.

What is left for me?Persephone spends six months of the year under the ground with her husband, king of the dead, and six months on earth with her mother, goddess of the harvest.

It has been this way for nine thousand years, since the deal was struck.

But when she resurfaces this spring, something is different.

Rains lash the land, crops grow out of season or not at all, there are people trying to build a road through the woods, and her mother does not seem able to stop them.

The natural world is changing rapidly and even the gods have lost control. While Demeter tries to regain her powers and fend off her daughter’s husband, who wants to drag his queen back underground for good, Persephone finally gets a taste of freedom, joining a group of protestors.

Used to blinking up at the world from below, as she looks down on the earth for the very first time from the treetops with activist Snow, Persephone realises that there are choices she can make for herself.

But what will these choices mean for her mother, her husband, and for the new shoots of life inside her?No Season but the Summer takes a classic myth and turns it on its head, asking what will happen when our oldest stories fail us, when all the rules have changed.

It is, above all, a book about choice.

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