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Autumn: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017

Autumn: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017 (Hardback)

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LONGLISTED 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.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 01/10/2016 ISBN-13: 9780241207000  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Ali Smith is the author of Free Love and Other Stories, Like, Other Stories and Other Stories, Hotel World, The Whole Story and Other Stories, The Accidental, Girl Meets Boy, The First Person and Other Stories, There but for the, Artful, How to be both, Public library and other stories and Autumn. Hotel World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize and The Accidental was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Orange Prize. How to be both won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and the Folio Prize. Ali Smith lives in Cambridge.

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If you’ve read Ali Smith before you’ll know what a treat awaits you. And if you haven’t, you should! Ali takes on some grand themes here – life, death, the passing of time, the power of stories, growing up, friendship and love – all executed with her trademark lightness of touch, joy of language and gentle humour. And so contemporary is it, it’s as if the ink has not yet dried on the page: it offers a real snapshot – the first in a novel - of the confusion and turmoil that followed the Brexit vote, giving it an immediacy that demands attention. Read it. You won’t regret it.

Frances, Web Editor

 

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 07/11/2016

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