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NW by Zadie Smith

Christopher A Bayerle, January 23, 2013

If you have read Zadie Smith's first two novels, this newest novel of hers may surprise you. A superb novelist, Smith attempts to develop a different sort of text with "NW," and she succeeds in building a novel still polished and finely crafted. She experiments with texture, with formal aspects of writing. She continues to investigate the dynamics of family: from the nuclear to the found families of a neighborhood, interconnected against the background of a location and culture in flux. There's a lot here, enough that I feel like I want to re-read this novel, that there's more to discover. And perhaps that's the mark of really great literature: the reader wants to return to it.
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