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The questions and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your group's discussion of Zadie Smith's White Teeth, a funny, generous, big-hearted novel dealing--among many other things--with friendship, love, war, three cultures, three families over three generations, 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375501852
Subtitle:
A novel
Author:
Smith, Zadie
Author:
Smith, Zadie
Author:
Torres, Justin
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
England
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Male friendship
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
19
Publication Date:
20110830
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 144 pages Random House - English 9780375501852 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A magnificent and audacious novel, jam-packed with memorable characters and challenging ideas."
"Review" by , "Smith has an astonishing intellect. She writes sharp dialogue for every age and race?and she's funny as hell.?
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A debut novel that is a brilliant exploration of a close, complicated family and the struggle between brotherhood and becoming an individual 

"Synopsis" by , An exquisite, blistering debut novel Three brothers tear their way through childhood— smashing tomatoes all over each other, building kites from trash, hiding out when their parents do battle, tiptoeing around the house as their mother sleeps off her graveyard shift. Paps and Ma are from Brooklyn—hes Puerto Rican, shes white—and their love is a serious, dangerous thing that makes and unmakes a family many times. Life in this family is fierce and absorbing, full of chaos and heartbreak and the euphoria of belonging completely to one another. From the intense familial unity felt by a child to the profound alienation he endures as he begins to see the world, this beautiful novel reinvents the coming-of-age story in a way that is sly and punch-in-the-stomach powerful. Written in magical language with unforgettable images, this is a stunning exploration of the viscerally charged landscape of growing up, how deeply we are formed by our earliest bonds, and how we are ultimately propelled at escape velocity toward our futures.
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