Autumn: Signed Edition  (Hardback)
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SIGNED EDITION

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 new novel is a meditation on a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are, on what harvest means. This first in a seasonal quartet casts an eye over our own time. Who are we? What are we made of? Shakespearian jeu d'esprit, Keatsian melancholy, the sheer bright energy of 1960s 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 timescale and light-footed through histories, and a story about ageing and time and love and stories themselves. Here comes Autumn.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781785173370
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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Sophie Woodward-Rowe

“One of the best books I have read this year”

Set against the topical back drop of the UK referendum of result and the hysteria over immigration, this book is a quietly funny and moving story about a range of very likable characters making their best way in an... More

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
3rd November 2016
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“Hugely imaginative”

Shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, Autumn is set against the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, with a fractured society turning upon itself. Daniel Gluck is close to death, living in a world of his own... More

Paperback edition
27th September 2017
Helpful? Upvote 51

“Season of missed”

Quite enjoyable and fairly easy to read. Undeserving of all the hype it has attracted in the media, though, and justifiably denied the MB prize.

Paperback edition
8th November 2017
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