NW (Hardback)
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NW (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 06/09/2012
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"NW" is Zadie Smith's masterful novel about London life. Zadie Smith's brilliant tragi-comic "NW" follows four Londoners - Leah, Natalie, Felix and Nathan - after they've left their childhood council estate, grown up and moved on to different lives. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their city is brutal, beautiful and complicated. Yet after a chance encounter they each find that the choices they've made, the people they once were and are now, can suddenly, rapidly unravel. A portrait of modern urban life, "NW" is funny, sad and urgent - as brimming with vitality as the city itself. Praise for "NW": "Her dialogue sings and soars; terse, packed and sassy. Smith is simply wonderful: Dickens' legitimate daughter". (Boyd Tonkin, "Independent"). "Astonishing, dazzling. Really - without exaggeration - not since Dickens has there been a better observer of London scenes. Zadie Smith is a genius. It's hard to imagine a better novel this year - or this decade". (A.N. Wilson). "Intensely funny, richly varied, always unexpected. A joyous, optimistic, angry masterpiece. No better English novel will be published this year". ("Philip Hensher, "Daily Telegraph"). "Absolutely brilliant. So electrically authentic". ("Time). "Captivating. Funny, sexy, weird, full of acute social comedy, like London. She's up there with the best around". ("Evening Standard"). "Marvellous ...crackles with reflections on race, music and migration. A lyrical fiction for our times". ("Spectator"). "Undeniably brilliant ...rush out and buy this book". ("Observer"). Zadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975. She is the author of the novels "White Teeth", "The Autograph Man" and "On Beauty", and of a collection of essays, "Changing My Mind". She is also the editor of "The Book of Other People".

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241144145

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“NW by Zadie Smith”

I was wary about whether it would come up to expectations after 'White Teeth'.
If anything I enjoyed it more.

Paperback edition
31st October 2013
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“Do not waste hours of your life on this book”

If, like me, you read to escape the monotony of every day life, this book is definitely not for you. Although it does make you realise that your own life is, by comparison, quite interesting. It is the kind of book... More

Paperback edition
4th July 2014
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I'm not sure how to review this book. I've never read anything by Zadie Smith before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. From the very first page the style was incredibly unique, but I found it really... More

Paperback edition
9th May 2013
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