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Swing Time - Zadie Smith

Swing Time - Zadie Smith
 Swing Time - Zadie SmithSwing Time - Zadie Smith 

Title: Swing Time

Author:  Zadie Smith

ISBN:  9780241144152

Weight:  975g

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Swing Time by Zadie Smith

Two brown girls dream of being dancers – but only one, Tracey, has talent.  The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free.  It’s a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either…

Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them.  Moving from north-west London to West Africa, it is an exuberant dance to the music of time.

An ambitious, exuberant new novel from the multi-award-winning Zadie Smith,
author of White Teeth and On Beauty

Peer & Press Reviews

Zadie Smith is the best writer of our generation, and Swing Time is her best book to date.  As the title promises, the novel swings and pulsates with life, filled with emotion, excited by intellect and haunted by sadness.  What a miracle that literature can still do things other forms of art cannot.  What a miracle that Zadie Smith is among us, writing.

Gary Shteyngart, author of Little Failure: A memoir

[Smith] packs more intelligence, humour and sheer energy into any given scene than anyone else of her generation.

Sunday Telegraph

Bibliographic Info

Title:Swing Time
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Overall condition:Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)

On a signature page, tipped-in immediately before the half title page.  This page also carries the text ‘Exclusive Signed Edition’ as well as the book’s title and the month / year of publication.

Please note that Smith now seems to sign her books with just her initials - see image.

Awards and Media
Awards and prizes:

Man Booker Prize 2017 – longlist

National Book Critics Circle Awards 2016 – finalist (fiction cat.)

Media adaptation:Steve Coogan’s production company, Baby Cow, has acquired the TV adaptation rights to Swing Time.  According to Variety, Smith is on board to adapt the book herself along with her husband and fellow author Nick Laird.
Book Stats
Publisher:Penguin Group
Imprint:Hamish Hamilton
Publication date:
Printed by:Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13:9780241144152
ISBN 10:0241144159
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d):241 x 163 x 41mm
Design Credits
Author photograph:Dominique Nabokov
Jacket design:Gray318

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