Autumn by Ali Smith
bMAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST/bbLong-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize/bbOne of the iNew York Times 10 Best Books of the Year A iWashington Post Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Dwight GarnerThe New York Times, Martha KearneyThe Guardian, iSouthern Living, iThe Morning News, iKirkus Reviews /bAutumn. 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, iAutumn 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. Wide-ranging in time-scale and light-footed through histories, iAutumn is an unforgettable story about aging and time and love--and stories themselves.