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The Resource White Teeth

White Teeth

Label
White Teeth
Title
White Teeth
Statement of responsibility
Zadie Smith
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Language
eng
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
Summary
White Teeth is a comic epic of multicultural Britain by one of the most exciting young writers of 2000. It tells the story of immigrants in England over a period of 40 years.
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Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2001.
  • Betty Trask Award, 2001.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book, 2001.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South Asia and Europe: Best First Book, 2001.
  • Guardian First Book Award, 2000.
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, 2000.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2000.
  • Whitbread Book Award for First Novel, 2000.
  • Great American Read, 2018.
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056660
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
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Literary form
fiction
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White Teeth
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781400075508
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Label
White Teeth
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:da17c206-d4eb-4179-aee3-855eee09c563
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781400075508
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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