Autumn by Ali Smith

Autumn

Ali Smith

Unusual love story? State of the nation polemic? Meditation on creativity? Well, it's all this and more: anarchic, funny, moving, thought-provoking. You may even want to read it all again as soon as you've finished!

Extract

We have to hope, Daniel was saying, that the people who love us and who know us a little bit will in the end have seen us truly. In the end, not much else matters.
But a coldness was shifting through her body, wiping her into a clarity much like a soapy window by a window cleaner from top to base with a rubber blade.

Parallels
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • The Dictator and the Hammock by Daniel Pennac
  • A Year of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman
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Explicit sexual content