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Author: Smith Zadie

Brand: Penguin Random House

Color: Multicolor

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Package Dimensions: 36x194x381

Number Of Pages: 480

Release Date: 06-02-2001

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A Hay Festival and The Poole VOTE 100 BOOKS for Women Selection ‘Believe the hype’ The Times ‘The almost preposterous talent was clear from the first pages’ Julian Barnes, Guardian The international bestseller and modern classic of multicultural Britain – an unforgettable portrait of London One of the most talked about debut novels of all time, 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. ‘Funny, clever … and a rollicking good read’ Independent ‘Astonishingly assured, funny and serious… I was delighted’ Salman Rushdie ‘Quirky, sassy and wise … a big, splashy, populous production reminiscent of books by Dickens and Salman Rushdie … demonstrates both an instinctive storytelling talent and a fully fashioned voice that’s street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time’ New York Times ‘Smith writes like an old hand, and, sometimes, like a dream’ New Yorker ‘Outstanding … A strikingly clever and funny book with a passion for ideas, for language and for the rich tragic-comedy of life’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Relentlessly funny … idiosyncratic, and deeply felt’ Guardian

Review

Praise for White Teeth

“Zadie Smith’s fizzing first novel is about how we all got here—from the Caribbean, from the Indian subcontinent, from thirteenth place in a long-ago Olympic bicycle race—and about what “here” turned out to be. It’s an astonishingly assured debut, funny and serious, and the voice has real writerly idiosyncrasy. I was delighted by
White Teeth and often impressed. It has . . . bite.”
—Salman Rushdie

“A rich, ambitious, and often hilarious delight.”

The Independent

“This is a strikingly clever and funny book with a passion for ideas, for language, and for the rich tragicomedy of life. . . . [Smith’s] characters always ring true; it is her ebullient, simple prose and her generous understanding of human nature that make Zadie Smith’s novel outstanding. It is not only great fun to read, but full of hope.”

Sunday Telegraph

“A writer of mighty potential.”

The Times Literary Supplement

“Poised and relentlessly funny. . . . A major new talent.”

The Guardian

“Outstanding… refreshingly upbeat and deserving of all the attention it is getting.” —
The Evening Standard

“Outstanding… not only great fun to read, but full of hope.”

The Sunday Telegraph

“The biggest literary talent for 2000… One of the most impressive first
novels of recent years.” —
The Observer Magazine

“Funny, clever… and a rollicking good read.” —
The Independent

“Brilliantly written and hugely inspiring.” —
RED

“A vibrant, multicultural extravaganza.” —
Marie Claire

“The first publishing sensation of the millennium.” —
The Observer

“Darting between decades, cultures and generations, this chronicle of immigrant London fizzes with life.” —
Good Housekeeping

“Gleefully inventive… Zadie Smith’s debut announces the debut of a significant new talent.” —
The List

“Bounding, vibrant, richly imagined and thoroughly engaging.” —
The Telegraph

“If you buy one book this year, WHITE TEETH should be it.” —
Livewire Magazine

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 a novella, 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. O

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