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Autumn - Ali Smith

Autumn - Ali Smith
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Title: Autumn

Author:  Ali Smith

ISBN:  9780241207000

Weight:  639g

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Autumn by Ali Smith

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.

A breathtakingly inventive new novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be both

Peer & Press Reviews

Smith is dazzling in her daring.  Her sheer inventive power pulls you through, gasping, to the final page.

Observer

Compelling, audacious.  Brims with palpable joy.

Daily Telegraph

Smith straddles the elegiac and the celebratory throughout this glorious novel.  It manages to be both pertinent and perpetual; in her own words she can “bagatelle it as it is”.  Roll on Winter.

Stuart Kelly, The Scotsman

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Autumn
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition features: This is a beautifully produced book with a rust coloured cloth cover and gold decorative head and tail bands. In place of a dust jacket, the book has a card ‘belly band’ printed with the type of information normally found on a standard dust jacket.
Overall condition: Very fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes:

Man Booker Prize 2017 – longlist

Gordon Burn Prize 2017 – longlist

Book Stats
Publisher: Penguin Group
Imprint: Hamish Hamilton
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9780241207000
ISBN 10: 0241207002
Format: Hardcover, no dust jacket
Pages: 260
Size (h x w x d): 224 x 144 x 28mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: Sarah Wood
Belly band artwork: ‘Early November Tunnel’, 2006 © David Hockney.
Bb photo credit: Richard Schmidt
Endpaper artwork: ‘The Only Blonde in the World’ © The Estate of Pauline Boty (1938 – 1966).  Photograph © Tate, London 2016.

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