In the UK's first post-Brexit novel, Ali Smith conjures a literary stream of consciousness through Elizabeth Demand, a thirty-something sessional college instructor struggling with economic, emotional, and existential insecurity in an England very different from that of her childhood. The story hinges on her relationship with her mother, and daily visits to Daniel Gluck, an elderly gentleman sleeping away his final days.
The first in a seasonal quartet, and finalist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize, Autumn is an exquisite study of fleeting things.
Book 2: Winter will be available in paperback on November 6, 2018. Preorder your copy here.
Book 3: Spring will be available in hardcover on March 12, 2019. Preorder your copy here.