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The Resource On beauty, Zadie Smith

On beauty, Zadie Smith

Label
On beauty
Title
On beauty
Statement of responsibility
Zadie Smith
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Howard Belsey, a Rembrandt scholar who doesn't like Rembrandt, is an Englishman abroad and a long-suffering Professor at Wellington 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, and 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. Then Jerome, Howard's oldest son, falls for Victoria, the stunning daughter of the right-wing icon Monty Kipps. Increasingly, 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.
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Award
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South Asia and Europe: Best Book, 2006.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
  • Orange Prize for Fiction, 2006.
  • Somerset Maugham Award, 2006.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
135708
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Zadie
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
  • Extramarital affairs
  • Family relationships
  • Ethnic identity
  • Interracial families
  • College teachers
  • British in the United States
  • Husband and wife
  • Intellectuals
  • Generation gap
  • Religion
  • Men/women relations
  • Deception
  • Universities and colleges
  • Massachusetts
  • New England
Target audience
adult
Label
On beauty, Zadie Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000028529458
Extent
446 p.
Isbn
9781594200632
Label
On beauty, Zadie Smith
Publication
Control code
000028529458
Extent
446 p.
Isbn
9781594200632

Library Locations

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