Swing Time: LONGLISTED for the Man Booker Prize 2017
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Swing Time: LONGLISTED for the Man Booker Prize 2017

by Zadie Smith

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS 2017 'Smith's finest. Extraordinary, truly marvellous' Observer A dazzlingly exuberant novel moving from north west London to West Africa, from the critically acclaimed author of White Teeth, On Beauty and Grand Union Two brown girls dream of being dancers - but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, black bodies and black music, what it means to belong, what it means to be free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten either. Bursting with energy, rhythm and movement, Swing Time is Zadie Smith's most ambitious novel yet. It is a story about music and identity, race and class, those who follow the dance and those who lead it . . . 'Superb' Financial Times 'Breathtaking' TLS 'Pitch-perfect' Daily Telegraph 'There is still no better chronicler of the modern British family than Zadie Smith' Telegraph

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Product Details

  • Binding : Paperback / softback
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date : 2017-06-07
  • Weight : 334g
  • Product Code : 9780141036601
  • Dimension : 196 x 132 x 30 mm

About Author

Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW and Swing Time, as well as three collections of essays, Changing My Mind, Feel Free and Intimations, and a collection of short stories, Grand Union. White Teeth won multiple 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. She is a regular contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books.