Chosen by the Guardian as one of the Best Books of the 21st Century
From the MAN BOOKER PRIZE- and WOMEN’S PRIZE-SHORTLISTED author of Swing Time, On Beauty and Grand Union
‘BELIEVE THE HYPE’ The Times
The international bestseller and modern classic of multicultural Britain – an unforgettable portrait of London
One of the most talked about debut novels of all time, White Teeth is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing – 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, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-read of a book.
‘The almost preposterous talent was clear from the first pages’ Julian Barnes, Guardian
‘Street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time’ New York Times
‘Outstanding’ Sunday Telegraph
Funny, clever ... and a rollicking good read * Independent * Do believe the hype, buy into it, curl up with it, savour every sentence, then turn around and re-read * The Times * An impressive debut, not only for its vitality and verve, but mainly for the sheer audacity of its scope and vision ... an epic tale ... swooping, funny ... it has ambition, wit and is unafraid -- Meera Syal * Express * Announces the debut of a preternaturally gifted new writer ... street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time * The New York Times * An astonishingly assured debut, funny and serious ... I was delighted -- Salman Rushdie Relentlessly funny ... idiosyncratic, and deeply felt * Guardian * She is . . . a George Eliot of multi-culturalism * Daily Telegraph * [Zadie Smith] is one of the prominent voices of her generation * Sunday Times * Britain's finest young author * The List * [Zadie Smith] packs more intelligence, humour and sheer energy into any given scene than anyone else of her generation * Sunday Telegraph * [White Teeth] established a model for how to make sense-and art-out of the complexity, diversity and pluck that have defined the beginning of this century * Time * She is . . . a George Eliot of multi-culturalism * Daily Telegraph * The first publishing sensation of the millennium * Observer * White Teeth reflects a new generation * Guardian * [Zadie Smith] is one of the prominent voices of her generation * Sunday Times *
Book experts at your service
What are you looking for?