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Autumn

By: Smith, Ali

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Part of the SEASONAL series
0241207002 / 9780241207000
Hardback
823.92
06/10/2016
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England
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23 cm 259 pages
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017A breathtakingly inventive new novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be bothAutumn.

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.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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