Deals - 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.
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"Funny, clever ...and a rollicking good read". ("Independent"). "An astonishingly assured debut, funny and serious ...I was delighted". (Salman Rushdie). "The almost preposterous talent was clear from the first pages". (Julian Barnes, "Guardian"). "Quirky, sassy and wise ...a big, splashy, populous production reminiscent of books by Dickens and Salman Rushdie ...demonstrates both an instinctive storytelling talent and a fully fashioned voice that's street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time". ("New York Times"). "Smith writes like an old hand, and, sometimes, like a dream". ("New Yorker"). "Outstanding ...A strikingly clever and funny book with a passion for ideas, for language and for the rich tragic-comedy of life". ("Sunday Telegraph"). "Do believe the hype". ("The Times"). "Relentlessly funny ...idiosyncratic, and deeply felt". ("Guardian").
Zadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975, and still lives in the area. She is the author of White Teeth, The Autograph Man and On Beauty.