Swing Time by Zadie Smith

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Bookseller Review by Elle:

‘A novel about class, race, “all the -ism’s” as the main character’s father says, but above all – a novel about friendship. ‘Swing Time’ presents an insightful social commentary as well as an engaging, and very real-feeling story. The characters leap out of the page and seem so real and vivid. I loved the references to classic musicals! ‘

Fleur:

‘There are so many ideas about friendship, understanding and acknowledging value in ourselves and others, forms of validation, and reasons why we feel we need validation – it’s huge! And at the same time it’s filed with wonderful references to musicals and dance routines that lift, and lend their rhythm to the story – I really, really loved it.’

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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017

SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS 2017

‘Smith’s finest. Extraordinary, truly marvellous’ Observer

A dazzlingly exuberant novel moving from north west London to West Africa, from the critically acclaimed author of White Teeth, On Beauty and Grand Union

Two brown girls dream of being dancers – but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, black bodies and black music, what it means to belong, what it means to be free. It’s a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten either.

Bursting with energy, rhythm and movement, Swing Time is Zadie Smith’s most ambitious novel yet. It is a story about music and identity, race and class, those who follow the dance and those who lead it . . .

‘Superb’ Financial Times ‘Breathtaking’ TLS ‘Pitch-perfect’ Daily Telegraph

‘There is still no better chronicler of the modern British family than Zadie Smith’ Telegraph

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