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White Teeth (Penguin Essentials) Paperback – 25 Jan 2001
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She is . . . a George Eliot of multi-culturalism (Daily Telegraph)
The first publishing sensation of the millennium (Observer)
White Teeth reflects a new generation (Guardian)
[Zadie Smith] is one of the prominent voices of her generation(Sunday Times)
One of the most talked about fictional debuts of recent years, "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.See all Product description
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On my holidays and was able to read it in 3 days helped. Wonderful characters and a great story spanning generations and continents, and touching on race, religion, and what it's like to be a first or second generation immigrant in Britain, but in a way that's completely relevant to anybody. Delving into the history of each character and the history before them, bringing everything to a wonderful conclusion. I couldn't put this book down. A perfect read if you like Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, Rohinton Mistry, and Tash Aw.
When I had finished it I needed two days before I could read anything else. I nearly resorted to watching television!
This is a serious laugh and reminded me of so many people I know and have worked with.
It seems to be about resilience in the face of a near complete frustration. Survival comes through friendship, generosity and some bloodymindedness -but be warned, even the good guy's roof can fall in, smashed by the whirlwind of circumstance.
Perhaps the only major criticism is that the communities described are not as broad as they might be but this is outweighed by the amount we learn about the characters.
A long story that it was a shame to come to the ends of!
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