by Ali Smith
A breathtakingly inventive new novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be Both
Reviewed by Ben at Angus & Robertson Bookworld:
Autumn is the first in a series in which Smith plays with seasons to depict the cyclical nature of contemporary life. Weaving through time and art forms with effortless beauty and economy, the book challenges the barriers we shroud ourselves in and people to whom we attach worth. Piercing through the layers of wonderfulness is a steady critique of the now fractured UK and way in which its identity has been shaped.
This is a towering achievement of a novel. I was blown away.