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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017

'In a country apparently divided against itself, a writer such as Smith is more valuable than a whole parliament of politicians' Financial Times

'Undoubtedly Smith at her best. Puckish, yet elegant; angry, but comforting' The Times

'A beautiful, poignant symphony of memories, dreams and transient realities… The first post-Brexit novel' Guardian

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

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 . . .

'Terrific, extraordinary, playful… There is an awful lot to lift the soul' Daily Mail

'Bold and brilliant' Observer

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4701 KB
  • Print Length: 243 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1101870737
  • Publisher: Penguin (20 Oct. 2016)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01C3NCZOU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

Customer Reviews

Autumnal thoughts in Brexit Britain

5 people found this helpful.
 on 30 July 2017
By Siobhan Dunlop
Another great book by Ali Smith, Autumn is about retreating and uncovering stories, about divisions in modern Britain, and about a kind of autumnal melancholy sparked by things falling apart like always. It is written in Smith’s distinctively punning and clever style, infused with pop culture and literary references, which will not be for everyone but will delight fans and anyone who likes stylistic literary fiction about vividly described characters, with the action and thought mixed closely together.

A hugely important message for these troubled times

37 people found this helpful.
 on 4 September 2017
By Ali Thurm
As ever, Ali Smith shows off her prodigious talent for challenging the novel form. In Autumn, she focuses on themes readers will be familiar with from previous novels: the vital importance of reading and art, relationships that don’t meet conventional expectations, the gaze, and the mutability of time. Set shortly after the Brexit referendum, she moves between characters, and jumps forwards and backwards across years and decades to create a flickering world where time stretches and contracts. ‘Time travel is real…We do it all the time. Moment to moment, minute to minute.’ At the heart of the novel is the unconventional relationship between Elisabeth and Daniel who met when she interviewed him for a school project about neighbours; she was a child and he already middle aged, but it was a meeting of minds that gradually turned into love.

Four Stars

 on 24 January 2017
By F MCLEAN
Really interesting new novel.

Hugely imaginative

One person found this helpful.
 on 27 September 2017
By E. V. King
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 imagination, happily exploring a surreal landscape, remembering what it was to be a young man and inspired by the work of an artist he once knew. A young woman, Elisabeth Demand, who was Daniel’s neighbour when she was a child, visits him in his nursing home as he lives in this in-between world, bringing back memories of the past that they shared. Elisabeth is witnessing the dark turn the real world has taken as neighbour turns against neighbour while Daniel escapes this but they are tied together by their friendship.
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