出版社 Penguin Random House LLC
商品描述 WHITE TEETH:故事以倫敦北區一個多民族混居的社區為背景,描寫三個不同族裔的家庭在融合與衝突的過程中產生許多荒謬對白。天才作家史密斯以輕快而流暢的筆法,忠實地描繪


內容簡介 Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own.Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England’s irrevocable transformation. A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth-challenged, Jamaican half his age, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn’t quite match her name (Jamaican for “no problem”). Samad’s late-in-life arranged marriage (he had to wait for his bride to be born), produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal’s every effort to direct them, and a renewed, if selective, submission to his Islamic faith. Set against London’ s racial and cultural tapestry, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future, White Teeth revels in the ecstatic hodgepodge of modern life, flirting with disaster, confounding expectations, and embracing the comedy of daily existence. The questions and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your group's discussion of Zadie Smith's White Teeth , a funny, generous, big-hearted novel dealing--among many other things--with friendship, love, war, three cultures, three families over three generations, 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.


各界推薦 故事以倫敦北區一個多民族混居的社區為背景,描寫三個不同族裔的家庭在融合與衝突的過程中產生許多荒謬對白。天才作家史密斯以輕快而流暢的筆法,忠實地描繪出種族、性別、階級與歷史等議題,內容辛辣、嘲諷、充滿想像力,鋪陳出一部精采生動的後殖民小說。 本書榮獲Whitbread First Novel Award(惠布瑞特新作獎),英國的James Tait Black Menorial Prize for Fiction(布萊克紀念獎)、Commonwealth Writers' First Book Award(不列顛國協作家新作獎),Frankfurt ebook Award for Best Fiction Work(法蘭克福電子書最佳小說獎),及Orange Prize(橘獎)。


作者介紹 Zadie Smith was born in Northwest London in 1975 and still lives in the area. She is the author of White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, Changing My Mind, NW, and most recently Swing Time.


簡介 / WHITE TEETH:故事以倫敦北區一個多民族混居的社區為背景,描寫三個不同族裔的家庭在融合與衝突的過程中產生許多荒謬對白。天才作家史密斯以輕快而流暢的筆法,忠實地描繪
出版社 / Penguin Random House LLC
ISBN13 / 9780375703867
ISBN10 / 0375703861
EAN / 9780375703867
誠品26碼 / 2611263712005
頁數 / 464
注音版 /
裝訂 / P:平裝
語言 / 3:英文
級別 / N:無