The Resource Swing Time

Swing Time

Label
Swing Time
Title
Swing Time
Statement of responsibility
Zadie Smith
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017'Smith's finest. Extraordinary, truly marvellous' Observer 'Superb' Financial Times 'Breathtaking' TLS 'Pitch-perfect' Daily Telegraph'A tale of two girls who meet in a West London dance class... A page-turner that's also beautifully written ' Glamour'There is still no better chronicler of the modern British family than Zadie Smith' TelegraphSHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS 2017 A dazzlingly exuberant new novel moving from north west London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On BeautyTwo brown girls dream of being dancers - but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, black bodies and black music, what it means to belong, what it means to be 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.Bursting with energy, rhythm and movement, Swing Time is Zadie Smith's most ambitious novel yet. It is a story about music and identity, race and class, those who follow the dance and those who lead it . .
Summary
Two dark-skinned dancers with very different talents share a complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in early adulthood in a story that transitions from northwest London to West Africa. By the award-winning author of <i>On Beauty</i>.
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Storyline
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
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10539802
Cataloging source
BT
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Smith, Zadie
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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ATLAS
Target audience
adult
Label
Swing Time
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d89b7786-3b73-408d-956f-32dbf1dc3eac
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780241965306
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Swing Time
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d89b7786-3b73-408d-956f-32dbf1dc3eac
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780241965306
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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