On Beauty by Zadie Smith


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WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER From the acclaimed author of Swing Time, White Teeth and Grand Union, discover a brilliantly funny and deeply moving story about love and family Why do we fall in love with the people we do? Why do we visit our mistakes on our children? What makes life truly beautiful? Set between New England and London, On Beauty concerns a pair of feuding families – the Belseys and the Kipps – and a clutch of doomed affairs. It puts low morals among high ideals and asks some searching questions about what life does to love. For the Belseys and the Kipps, the confusions – both personal and political – of our uncertain age are about to be brought close to home: right to the heart of family. ‘I didn’t want to finish, I was enjoying it so much’ Evening Standard ‘Thrums with intellectual sass and know-how’ Literary Review ‘Filled with humour, generosity and contemporary sparkle’ Daily Telegraph ‘Satirical, wise and sexy’ Washington Post

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Weight 319 g
Dimensions 28 × 129 × 198 mm