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Swing Time [9780141036601]

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'Superb' - Financial Times, Books of the Year

'Breathtaking' - TLS, Books of the Year

'Brilliant' - Guardian, Books of the Year

'Superb. One of the most entertaining novels you'll read this year' - Times Literary Supplement

HOW DO WE BECOME WHO WE ARE? CAN WE EVER TRULY ESCAPE OUR ORIGINS? MUST WE DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF OUR TIME?

Set in London, New York and West Africa, Swing Time is about two brown girls from Willesden who dream of being dancers. Only one - Tracey - has the talent. But the other has ideas which take her further than she could ever have imagined. It is a story of finding happiness in the meanest of places and feeling sad when all around you are happy. It's about the choices we make and the choices made for us. Above all, it's a tale of the friendships that anchor us, define us, and change us for ever.

'Smith's finest [novel]. Truly marvellous, so extraordinary. Has brilliant things to say about race, class and gender' - Observer

'A thrilling, multi-layered tour de force' - Los Angeles Times

'Smith has never written better. Her dialogue is pitch-perfect, her comic timing masterful' - Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year


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. 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 a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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06-Jul-2017
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