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  • Published: 14 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241981399
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $19.99

White Teeth




Zadie Smith's astonishingly accomplished first novel, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time

Early in the morning, late in the century, Cricklewood Broadway

One of the most talked about first novels 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.

  • Published: 14 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241981399
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975. She is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW and Swing Time, as well as The Embassy of Cambodia and the essay collection, Changing My Mind. She is also the editor of TheBook of Other People, is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has twice been listed as one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Novelists. She has won the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian First Book Award among many others, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

Zadie Smith is currently a tenured professor of fiction at New York University and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is a regular contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books.

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Praise for White Teeth

Funny, clever ... and a rollicking good read

Independent

Do believe the hype, buy into it, curl up with it, savour every sentence, then turn around and re-read

The Times

An impressive début, not only for its vitality and verve, but mainly for the sheer audacity of its scope and vision ... an epic tale ... swooping, funny ... it has ambition, wit and is unafraid

Meera Syal, Express

Announces the debut of a preternaturally gifted new writer ... street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time

The New York Times

An astonishingly assured début, funny and serious ... I was delighted

Salman Rushdie

Relentlessly funny ... idiosyncratic, and deeply felt

Guardian

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