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Ali Smith - Autumn (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Synopsis

Seasonal Quartet #1.

Man Booker Prize Finalist. A New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Financial Times, Southern Living, The Guardian, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. Winner of 2015 Bailey's Woman's Prize for Fiction.

Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. That's what it felt like for Keats in 1819. How about Autumn 2016?

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.

Ali Smith's novel is a meditation on a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, on what harvest means. It is the first instalment of her Seasonal quartet - four stand-alone books, separate yet interconnected and cyclical (as the seasons are) - and it casts an eye over our own time.

Who are we? . . . What are we made of?

Shakespearean Jeu d'esprit, Keatsian melancholy, the sheer bright energy of 1960's pop art: the centuries cast their eyes over our own history making. Here's where we're living. Here's time at its most contemporaneous and its most cyclic.

From the imagination of the peerless Ali Smith comes a shape-shifting series, wide-ranging in time-scale and light-footed through histories, a story about aging and time and love and stories themselves.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
  • Published : 2016 (This Edition 2017 - Penguin)
  • ISBN : 9780241973318
  • SKU : B001469
  • PPC : LL300gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"I love Ali Smith's writing, and I've been keeping Autumn for an end-of-book holiday treat." - Val McDermid, The Observer.

"In a country apparently divided against itself, a writer such as Smith is more valuable than a whole parliament of politicians." - Financial Times.

"Bold and brilliant, dealing with the body blow of Brexit to offer us something rare: hope." - Jackie Kay.

"Humour, grace, solace . . . A light-footed meditation on mortality, mutability and how to keep your head in troubled times." - The Guardian.

"Ali Smith is simply incapable of writing a dull paragraph."New Statesman.

The Author

Ali Smith CBE FRSL is a Scottish author, playwright, academic and journalist. Sebastian Barry described her in 2016 as "Scotland's Nobel laureate-in-waiting". Ali Smith is one of Britain’s foremost contemporary novelists.

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