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Publisher — Penguin Canada
Date Published — September 05, 2017
ISBN — 9780143170273

Swing Time

Zadie Smith

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Publisher — Penguin Canada
Date Published — September 05, 2017
ISBN — 9780143170273
New York Times bestseller 
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
Finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize for Fiction


An ambitious, exuberant novel moving from northwest London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty


Two brown girls dream of being dancers--but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, about what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either.
     Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them.