By Zadie Smith
Winner of the 2006 Orange Prize for fiction and from the distinguished 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 collage city of Wellington, Massachusetts, whose misadventures within the tradition wars-on each side of the Atlantic-serve to skewer every little thing from relatives existence to political correctness to the combustive collision among the private and the political. jam-packed with dead-on wit and relentlessly humorous, this journey de strength confirms Zadie Smith's popularity as an enormous literary talent.
Named one of many Ten most sensible Books of the 12 months by means of the New York occasions publication evaluate, leisure Weekly, Time, and Publishers Weekly A New York instances, Wall road magazine, united states this day, San Francisco Chronicle, l. a. instances, Boston Globe, Denver Post, and Publishers Weekly bestseller A Los Angeles instances, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlantic per 30 days, Newsday, Christian technological know-how Monitor, and Minneapolis celebrity Tribune most sensible booklet of the yr 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 interesting, as provocative because it is humane."
-Michiko Kakutani, The ny Times
"A factor of good looks. Oh chuffed day whilst a author as talented as Zadie Smith fulfills her early promise with a singular as entire, sizeable and penetrating as On Beauty."
-Los Angeles Times
"Smith's area of expertise is her skill to render the hot international, in its brilliant multiculturalism, with a type of dancing, bold pleasure. . . . Her plots and folks sing with lifestyles. . . . the most effective of the 12 months, a superb deal with. "
"Short-listed for [the 2005] guy Booker Prize, On attractiveness is a rollicking satire . . . a vastly reliable read."
-San Francisco Chronicle