By 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 thing from relations existence to political correctness to the combustive collision among the private and the political. filled with dead-on wit and relentlessly humorous, this travel de strength confirms Zadie Smith's popularity as a huge literary talent.
Named one of many Ten most sensible Books of the 12 months via the New York occasions publication evaluation, leisure Weekly, Time, and Publishers Weekly A New York instances, Wall road magazine, united states this day, San Francisco Chronicle, la instances, Boston Globe, Denver Post, and Publishers Weekly bestseller A Los Angeles occasions, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlantic per thirty days, Newsday, Christian technology Monitor, and Minneapolis megastar Tribune top e-book of the 12 months Short-listed for the guy Booker Prize BACKCOVER: Praise for On Beauty:
"A completely unique story . . . splendidly attractive, splendidly saw . . . That infrequent factor: a unique that's as affecting because it is unique, as provocative because it is humane."
-Michiko Kakutani, The long island Times
"A factor of good looks. Oh chuffed day whilst a author as proficient as Zadie Smith fulfills her early promise with a unique as finished, major and penetrating as On Beauty."
-Los Angeles Times
"Smith's uniqueness is her skill to render the recent international, in its brilliant multiculturalism, with a type of dancing, bold pleasure. . . . Her plots and folks sing with lifestyles. . . . the best of the yr, a best suited deal with. "
"Short-listed for [the 2005] guy Booker Prize, On good looks is a rollicking satire . . . a greatly reliable read."
-San Francisco Chronicle