On Beauty

On Beauty

by Zadie Smith
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 06/07/2006
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WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION


SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE


SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER


From the acclaimed author of Swing Time, White Teeth and Grand Union, discover a brilliantly funny and deeply moving story about love and family


Why do we fall in love with the people we do? Why do we visit our mistakes on our children? What makes life truly beautiful?


Set between New England and London, On Beauty concerns a pair of feuding families - the Belseys and the Kipps - and a clutch of doomed affairs. It puts low morals among high ideals and asks some searching questions about what life does to love. For the Belseys and the Kipps, the confusions - both personal and political - of our uncertain age are about to be brought close to home: right to the heart of family.


'I didn't want to finish, I was enjoying it so much' Evening Standard


'Thrums with intellectual sass and know-how' Literary Review


'Filled with humour, generosity and contemporary sparkle' Daily Telegraph


'Satirical, wise and sexy' Washington Post

ISBN:
9780141920160
9780141920160
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
06-07-2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty and NW, as well as The Embassy of Cambodia and a collection of essays, Changing My Mind.

She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has twice been listed as one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Novelists.

She has won the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian First Book Award among many others, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.

Zadie Smith lives in London and New York with her husband and two children. Swing Time is her fifth novel.

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