In the author's words, this novel is "an attempt at a comic family epic of little England into which an explosion of ethnic colour is injected". It tells the story of three families, one indian, one white, one mixed, in North London and Oxford from World War II to now.
A comic epic of multicultural Britain by one of the most exciting young writers of 2000. In this irrestible extended family saga, Zadie Smith brings us a fiercely witty tale of immigrants in England over a period of forty years. In this, her first novel, she pens a fresh and funny portrait of modern England - with all the inventiveness of Amis and the humanity of Jeanette Winterson - while offering up insights into British sub-cultures that are all her own. WHITE TEETH takes a sideways glance at the history of a multicultural island, and creates a stylish melting pot - at once cynical, moving, and very, very funny.
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Zadie Smith is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW and Swing Time, as well as a novella, The Embassy of Cambodia, and a collection of essays, Changing My Mind. She is also the editor of The Book of Other People. Zadie was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002, and was listed as one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Novelists in 2003 and again in 2013. White Teeth won multiple literary awards including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian First Book Award. On Beauty was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Orange Prize for Fiction, and NW was shortlisted for 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.
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
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Winner of The Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best First Book Eurasia 2001 Winner of WH Smith Book Awards: New Talent 2001 Winner of Betty Trask Award 2001 Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: First Novel Category 2000 Winner of Guardian First Book Award 2000 Winner of Whitbread Prize (First Novel) 2000 Short-listed for Whitbread Book Awards: Book of the Year 2000 Short-listed for Orange Prize for Fiction 2000
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