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Literary Fiction

Swing Time

by Zadie Smith

Quick take

The book feels like the culmination of all her talents: a gift for character and dialogue, a story rooted in a deep cultural and racial awareness

Why I love it

Zadie Smith means different things to different people. Some arrive at her novels first, like the ambitious family saga White Teeth, finding a self-assured voice that marked her as an immediate fiction talent. Others discovered Zadie Smith the versatile cultural critic who could write a loving review for the 50 Cent movie Get Rich or Die Tryin’. Smith is an ambidextrous writer'”perhaps just a natu...

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