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Struggling with a stale marriage and the misguided passions of his three adult children, long-suffering art professor Howard Belsey finds his family life thrown into turmoil by his son's engagement to the socially prominent daughter of a right-wing icon. By the author of White Teeth. 200,000 first printing.
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"...[A] thoroughly original tale about families and generational change, about race and multiculturalism in millennial America, about love and identity and the ways they are affected by the passage of time. Ms. Smith possesses a captivating authorial voice—at once authoritative and nonchalant, and capacious enough to accommodate high moral seriousness, laid-back humor and virtually everything in between—and in these pages, she uses that voice to enormous effect, giving us that rare thing: a novel that is as affecting as it is entertaining, as provocative as it is humane." —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"Oh happy day when a writer as gifted as Zadie Smith fulfills her early promise with a novel as accomplished, substantive and penetrating as On Beauty. It's a thing of beauty indeed. In tackling grown-up issues of marriage, adultery, race, class, liberalism and aesthetics, she thrillingly balances engaging ideas with equally engaging characters. As good as she is with big ideas, Smith is even stronger at capturing family dynamics, the heartbreak of broken trust as well as the lovely connections between siblings. —The Los Angeles Times Book Review
"In this sharp, engaging satire, beauty's only skin-deep, but funny cuts to the bone." —Kirkus Reviews
ZADIE SMITH was born in northwest London in 1975. She is the author of White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, Changing My Mind, and NW.
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Descrizione libro Penguin Press HC, The. Condizione: new. Codice articolo jeff_R2_E_S14_1594200637
Descrizione libro Penguin Press HC, The, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. HAND SIGNED ON THE TITLE PAGE BY ZADIE SMITH. FIRST EDITION/FIRST PRINTING with complete number line beginning in 1. The book is in NEW & UNREAD condition, no flaws or defects - Hardcover in Dust Jacket as issued. This book has been in storage since the day after it was signed - NOW IT CAN BE YOURS - a beautiful copy of this book. PHOTOS OF THE ACTUAL BOOK SENT UPON REQUEST. THIS IS AN INTRODUCTORY PRICE FOR OUR GRAND RE-OPENING. ALL PRICES WILL BE ADJUSTED IN APRILTO REFLECT MARKET PRICES. ALL BOOKS HAVE BEEN BOXED IN CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE AND HAVE NOT BEEN TOUCHED BY ANY OTHER HUMAN THAN ME FOR AT LEAST THE LAST 10 YEARS - ALL BOOKS ARE SEALED AND BUBBLE WRAPPED AND SHIPPED IN BOXES - YOU CAN BUY HERE WITH CONFIDENCE KNOWING THAT A BUNCH OF STRANGERS HAVE NOT HANDLED YOUR BOOK -. Signed by Author(s). Codice articolo 000303
Descrizione libro Penguin Press HC, The, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Codice articolo DADAX1594200637
Descrizione libro Condizione: New. Howard Belsey, a Rembrandt scholar who doesn't like Rembrandt, is an Englishman abroad and a long-suffering professor at Wellington, a liberal New England arts college. He has been married for thirty years to Kiki, an American woman who no longer resembles the sexy activist she once was. Their three children passionately pursue their own paths: Levi quests after authentic blackness, Zora believes that intellectuals can redeem everybody, and Jerome struggles to be a believer in a family of strict atheists. Faced with the oppressive enthusiasms of his children, Howard feels that the first two acts of his life are over and he has no clear plans for the finale. Or the encore. Then Jerome, Howard's older son, falls for Victoria, the stunning daughter of the right-wing icon Monty Kipps, and the two families find themselves thrown together in a beautiful corner of America, enacting a cultural and personal war against the background of real wars that they barely register. An infidelity, a death, and a legacy set in motion a chain of events that sees all parties forced to examine the unarticulated assumptions which underpin their lives. How do you choose the work on which to spend your life? Why do you love the people you love? Do you really believe what you claim to? And what is the beautiful thing, and how far will you go to get it? Set on both sides of the Atlantic, Zadie Smith's third novel is a brilliant analysis of family life, the institution of marriage, intersections of the personal and political, and an honest look at people's deceptions. It is also, as you might expect, very funny indeed. Codice articolo 9781594200632
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Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione: Brand New. New. Codice articolo DH29pg1222to1521-1610
Descrizione libro Penguin Press, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. New York: Penguin . First edition. First printing. Hardbound. NEW. MINT. Very fine/very fine in all respects. A pristine unread copy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Comes with mylar dust jacket protector. All books shipped in sturdy boxes. Smoke free enviornment. Shortlisted for Booker Prize, 2005. One of Best Five Fiction Books of the Year, New York Times, 2005. Winner of the Orange Prize, 2006. [C5,7] 0.0. Signed by Author(s). Codice articolo iam7
Descrizione libro Penguin Press HC, The, 2005. Condizione: New. book. Codice articolo M1594200637
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Descrizione libro Condizione: New. New. Codice articolo M-1594200637