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Winner of the 2006 Orange Prize for fiction and from the celebrated author of White Teeth comes another bestselling masterwork

Having hit bestseller lists from the New York Times to the San Francisco Chronicle, this wise, hilarious novel reminds us why Zadie Smith has rocketed to literary stardom. On Beauty is the story of an interracial family living in the university town of Wellington, Massachusetts, whose misadventures in the culture wars-on both sides of the Atlantic-serve to skewer everything from family life to political correctness to the combustive collision between the personal and the political. Full of dead-on wit and relentlessly funny, this tour de force confirms Zadie Smith's reputation as a major literary talent.

Named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, Entertainment Weekly, Time, and Publishers Weekly A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Denver Post, and Publishers Weekly bestseller A Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlantic Monthly, Newsday, Christian Science Monitor, and Minneapolis Star Tribune Best Book of the Year Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize BACKCOVER: Praise for On Beauty

A thoroughly original tale . . . wonderfully engaging, wonderfully observed . . . That rare thing: a novel that is as affecting as it is entertaining, as provocative as it is humane.

-Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

A thing of beauty. Oh happy day when a writer as gifted as Zadie Smith fulfills her early promise with a novel as accomplished, substantive and penetrating as On Beauty.

-Los Angeles Times

Smith's specialty is her ability to render the new world, in its vibrant multiculturalism, with a kind of dancing, daring joy. . . . Her plots and people sing with life. . . . One of the best of the year, a splendid treat.

-Chicago Tribune

Short-listed for the 2005] Man Booker Prize, On Beauty is a rollicking satire . . . a tremendously good read.

-San Francisco Chronicle

Synopsis:

A multi-generational comic saga in the vein of her million bestseller "White Teeth". Howard is an English scholar teaching in America, who feels dismayed by his past and has no plans for the future. Then his oldest son falls for the stunning daughter of the right-wing icon Monty Kipps, and the two families find themselves thrown together, enacting a cultural and personal war against the background of real wars. 'A writer of remarkable power' "New York Times"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141019451
Author:
Smith, Zadie
Publisher:
Penguin Group(CA)
Author:
Smith, Zadie
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , A multi-generational comic saga in the vein of her million bestseller "White Teeth". Howard is an English scholar teaching in America, who feels dismayed by his past and has no plans for the future. Then his oldest son falls for the stunning daughter of the right-wing icon Monty Kipps, and the two families find themselves thrown together, enacting a cultural and personal war against the background of real wars. 'A writer of remarkable power' "New York Times"

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