White Teeth

Publisher: Penguin UK
Zadie Smith's White Teeth is a classic international bestseller and an unforgettable portrait of London One of the most talked about fictional debuts ever, 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. 'Funny, clever ... and a rollicking good read' Independent 'An astonishingly assured début, 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

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The Peculiar Second Marriage of Archie Jones

Early in the morning, late in the century, Cricklewood Broadway. At 06.27 hours on 1 January 1975, Alfred Archibald Jones was dressed in corduroy and sat in a fume-filled Cavalier Musketeer Estate face down on the steering wheel, hoping the judgement would not be...
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Praise for White Teeth

"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


"A rich, ambitious, and often hilarious delight."
The Independent


"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 writer of mighty potential."
The Times Literary Supplement


"Poised and relentlessly funny. . . . A major new talent."
The Guardian

"Outstanding... refreshingly upbeat and deserving of all the attention it is getting." —The Evening Standard

"Outstanding... not only great fun to read, but full of hope."
The Sunday Telegraph

"The biggest literary talent for 2000... One of the most impressive first
novels of recent years." —The Observer Magazine

"Funny, clever... and a rollicking good read." —The Independent

"Brilliantly written and hugely inspiring." —RED

"A vibrant, multicultural extravaganza." —Marie Claire

"The first publishing sensation of the millennium." —The Observer

"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

"Bounding, vibrant, richly imagined and thoroughly engaging." —The Telegraph

"If you buy one book this year, WHITE TEETH should be it." —Livewire Magazine