Autumn by Ali Smith

Reviewed by
January–February 2017, no. 388
Shannon Burns reviews 'Autumn' by Ali Smith

Autumn

by Ali Smith

Hamish Hamilton $29.99 pb, 272 pp, 9780241207017

Autumn by Ali Smith

Reviewed by
January–February 2017, no. 388

Ali Smith is a formally and thematically exuberant writer who takes obvious pleasure in the art of storytelling, the mutability of language, and slippages in representation and perception. Her novels are typically embedded in the contemporary world, and take account of social and technological developments, as well as political conflicts and crises. They also tend to give equal space to suffering and pleasure: the racking cough of the homeless woman in Hotel World (2001) is as memorable as the ‘woooooooo-hooooooo’ of its tumbling ghost.

Shannon Burns reviews 'Autumn' by Ali Smith

Autumn

by Ali Smith

Hamish Hamilton $29.99 pb, 272 pp, 9780241207017

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