Autumn

Autumn
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A Man Booker Prize Finalist, the first novel in Ali Smith's Seasonal Quartet is an unforgettable story about aging and time and love--and stories themselves.

A Washington Post Notable Book and One of the 10 Best Books of the Year from The New York Times

Autumn. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Two old friends--Daniel, a centenarian, and Elisabeth, born in 1984--look to both the future and the past as the United Kingdom stands 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.

A luminous meditation on the meaning of richness and harvest and worth, Autumn is the first installment of Ali Smith's Seasonal Quartet, 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 1960s pop art. Autumn is wide-ranging in time-scale and light-footed through histories.

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9781101969946
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Paperback
Publication Date: 
October 17, 2017