On Beauty: A Novel

On Beauty: A Novel

Zadie Smith


Winner of the 2006 Orange Prize for fiction and from the prestigious writer of White Teeth comes one other bestselling masterwork

Having hit bestseller lists from the New York Times to the San Francisco Chronicle, this clever, hilarious novel reminds us why Zadie Smith has rocketed to literary stardom. On Beauty is the tale of an interracial relations dwelling within the college city of Wellington, Massachusetts, whose misadventures within the tradition wars-on each side of the Atlantic-serve to skewer every little thing from relations existence to political correctness to the combustive collision among the private and the political. packed with dead-on wit and relentlessly humorous, this travel de strength confirms Zadie Smith's popularity as a massive literary expertise.

Named one of many Ten most sensible Books of the 12 months through the New York occasions e-book overview, leisure Weekly, Time, and Publishers Weekly A New York instances, Wall highway magazine, united states this day, San Francisco Chronicle, l. a. instances, Boston Globe, Denver Post, and Publishers Weekly bestseller A Los Angeles instances, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlantic per thirty days, Newsday, Christian technological know-how Monitor, and Minneapolis megastar Tribune top booklet of the yr Short-listed for the fellow Booker Prize BACKCOVER: Praise for On Beauty:

"A completely unique story . . . splendidly attractive, splendidly saw . . . That infrequent factor: a singular that's as affecting because it is interesting, as provocative because it is humane."
-Michiko Kakutani, The ny Times

"A factor of good looks. Oh chuffed day whilst a author as proficient as Zadie Smith fulfills her early promise with a singular as finished, great and penetrating as On Beauty."
-Los Angeles Times

"Smith's strong point is her skill to render the recent global, in its bright multiculturalism, with a type of dancing, bold pleasure. . . . Her plots and folks sing with lifestyles. . . . the most effective of the 12 months, a the best option deal with. "
-Chicago Tribune

"Short-listed for [the 2005] guy Booker Prize, On good looks is a rollicking satire . . . a vastly solid read."
-San Francisco Chronicle

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