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Zadie Smith

Penguin essentials White teeth

Penguin essentials White teeth

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Zadie Smith's White Teeth is a classic international bestseller and an unforgettable portrait of London; available as a Penguin Essential for the first timeOne of the most talked about fictional debuts ever; White Teeth is a funny; generous; big-hearted novel; adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing - among many other things - with friendship; love; war; three cultures and three families over three generations; one brown mouse; 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.'Funny; clever ... and a rollicking good read' Independent 'An astonishingly assured debut; funny and serious ... I was delighted' Salman Rushdie'The almost preposterous talent was clear from the first pages' Julian Barnes; Guardian'Quirky; sassy and wise ... a big; splashy; populous production reminiscent of books by Dickens and Salman Rushdie ... demonstrates both an instinctive storytelling talent and a fully fashioned voice that's street-smart and learned; sassy and philosophical all at the same time' New York Times'Smith writes like an old hand; and; sometimes; like a dream' New Yorker'Outstanding ... A strikingly clever and funny book with a passion for ideas; for language and for the rich tragic-comedy of life' Sunday Telegraph'Do believe the hype' The Times'Relentlessly funny ... idiosyncratic; and deeply felt' GuardianZadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975. Her debut novel; White Teeth; won the Whitbread First Novel Award; the Guardian First Book Award; the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction; and the Commonwealth Writers' First Book Prize; and was included in TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. Her second novel; On Beauty; was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has written two further novels; The Autograph Man and NW; a collection of essays; Changing My Mind; and also edited a short-story anthology; The Book of Other People.


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