Life interrupted: Book reviews

Life interrupted: Book reviews
 

Autumn by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton, £16.99)
Daniel Gluck is 101 years old and in an “increased sleep period... it happens when things are becoming final”. He is a sprite of a man, an aged Ariel, a charming, original “old child’’ who can always find “something useful, entertaining, perspicacious and kind” to say in the most agitating of circumstances. 
Elisabeth, a lecturer in art history, has loved him since she was a child and loves him still, watching over him as he slumbers in his hospital bed. He is “the lifelong friend... we sometimes wait a lifetime for”.
As Daniel sleeps, he dreams... read more

 
9 October 2016 in Entertainment, Views: 49
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