Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017
'Brilliant' - Financial Times 'Glorious' - Scotsman 'A delight' - Daily Telegraph 'The novel of the year' - Guardian 'Smith at her best' - The Times
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. This first in a seasonal quartet 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: 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 beautiful, poignant symphony of memories, dreams and transient realities' - Guardian
'Bravura, brilliant and unsettling . . . leaving you marvelling' - Financial Times
'Fantastic' - Spectator
'Bold and brilliant' - Observer
'A terrific writer. There is an awful lot to lift the soul, not least Smith's extraordinary playful use of language' - Daily Mail
'Undoubtedly Smith at her best. Puckish, yet elegant; angry, but comforting' - The Times
'Smith straddles the elegiac and the celebratory through this glorious novel' - Scotsman
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'Book of the year' - Sunday Times 'A must-read' - Nick Robinson 'Essential' - Andrew Marr 'Utterly gripping' - Economist 'Stonkingly good' - Fras…
Autumn is a time of transformation. Crisp, clear days mark summer's close and usher in a new season with its rich scents and vivid palette, leaves fla…