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White Teeth

Author: Zadie Smith   Series: Penguin Essentials

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Zadie Smith's astonishingly accomplished first novel, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time

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Summary

Zadie Smith's astonishingly accomplished first novel, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time

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Description

Zadie Smith's White Teeth is a classic international bestseller and an unforgettable portrait of London, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time.

One of the most talked about fictional debuts ever, White Teeth is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing - among many other things - with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-read of a book.

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Critic Reviews

“Funny, clever ... and a rollicking good read-- Independent Do believe the hype, buy into it, curl up with it, savour every sentence, then turn around and re-read-- The Times An impressive d”

Relentlessly funny ... idiosyncratic, and deeply felt Guardian An astonishingly assured debut, funny and serious ... I was delighted -- Salman Rushdie Announces the debut of a preternaturally gifted new writer ... street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time The New York Times An impressive debut, not only for its vitality and verve, but mainly for the sheer audacity of its scope and vision ... an epic tale ... swooping, funny ... it has ambition, wit and is unafraid -- Meera Syal Express Do believe the hype, buy into it, curl up with it, savour every sentence, then turn around and re-read The Times Funny, clever ... and a rollicking good read Independent

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About the Author

Zadie Smith is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW and Swing Time, as well as The Embassy of Cambodia and a collection of essays, Changing My Mind. She is also the editor of The Book of Other People. Zadie was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002, and was listed as one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Novelists in 2003 and again in 2013. White Teeth won multiple literary awards including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian First Book Award. On Beauty was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Orange Prize for Fiction, and NW was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Zadie Smith is currently a tenured professor of fiction at New York University and lives in London and New York with her husband and two children.

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'While he slipped in and out of consciousness, the position of the planets, the music of the spheres, the flap of a tiger-moth's diaphanous wings in Central Africa, and a whole bunch of other stuff that Makes Shit Happen had decided it was second-chance time for Archie . . .' When fate steps in and roundly ruins divorced forty-seven-year-old Archie Jones' suicide attempt, he seizes his second life by the horns and promptly meets and marries Clara Bowden, a Caribbean girl twenty-eight years his junior. Thus begins a tale of friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations . . . 'Buy into it, curl up with it, savour every sentence, then turn around and re-read' The Times

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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Published
1st June 2017
Pages
560
ISBN
9780241981399
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