White Teeth by Zadie Smith audiobook

White Teeth: A Novel

By Zadie Smith
Read by Lenny HenryPippa Bennett-Warner , Ray Panthaki , and Sagar Arya

Random House Audio
18.63 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780525634140

Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England’s irrevocable transformation. A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth-challenged, Jamaican half his age, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn’t quite match her name (Jamaican for “no problem”). Samad’s late-in-life arranged marriage (he had to wait for his bride to be born), produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal’s every effort to direct them, and a renewed, if selective, submission to his Islamic faith. Set against London’ s racial and cultural tapestry, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future, White Teeth revels in the ecstatic hodgepodge of modern life, flirting with disaster, confounding expectations, and embracing the comedy of daily existence.

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Summary

Summary

Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England’s irrevocable transformation. A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth-challenged, Jamaican half his age, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn’t quite match her name (Jamaican for “no problem”). Samad’s late-in-life arranged marriage (he had to wait for his bride to be born), produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal’s every effort to direct them, and a renewed, if selective, submission to his Islamic faith. Set against London’ s racial and cultural tapestry, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future, White Teeth revels in the ecstatic hodgepodge of modern life, flirting with disaster, confounding expectations, and embracing the comedy of daily existence.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The first publishing sensation of the millennium. The Observer
A vibrant, multicultural extravaganza. Marie Claire
Brilliantly written and hugely inspiring. RED
Darting between decades, cultures and generations, this chronicle of immigrant London fizzes with life. Good Housekeeping
Gleefully inventive... Zadie Smith's debut announces the debut of a significant new talent. The List
If you buy one book this year, WHITE TEETH should be it. Livewire Magazine
Bounding, vibrant, richly imagined and thoroughly engaging. The Telegraph
Funny, clever... and a rollicking good read. The Independent
The biggest literary talent for 2000... One of the most impressive firstnovels of recent years. The Observer Magazine
This is a strikingly clever and funny book with a passion for ideas, for language, and for the rich tragicomedy of life. . . . [Smith's] characters always ring true; it is her ebullient, simple prose and her generous understanding of human nature that make Zadie Smith's novel outstanding. It is not only great fun to read, but full of hope. Sunday Telegraph
A rich, ambitious, and often hilarious delight. The Independent
A writer of mighty potential. The Times Literary Supplement
Poised and relentlessly funny. . . . A major new talent. The Guardian
Outstanding... not only great fun to read, but full of hope. The Sunday Telegraph
Outstanding... refreshingly upbeat and deserving of all the attention it is getting. The Evening Standard
Zadie Smith's fizzing first novel is about how we all got here—from the Caribbean, from the Indian subcontinent, from thirteenth place in a long-ago Olympic bicycle race—and about what "here" turned out to be. It's an astonishingly assured debut, funny and serious, and the voice has real writerly idiosyncrasy. I was delighted by White Teeth and often impressed. It has . . . bite. Salman Rushdie

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Author

Author Bio: Zadie Smith

Author Bio: Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith is the critically acclaimed author of various bestselling novels, including White Teeth and The Autograph Man. She was born in Northwest London in 1975 and still lives in the area.

Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 18.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English