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The Resource Swing time, Zadie Smith

Swing time, Zadie Smith

Label
Swing time
Title
Swing time
Statement of responsibility
Zadie Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two brown girls dream of being dancers--but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly 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 --
Summary
Spanning over twenty years and two continents, Smith’s new novel is a charming account of one woman’s coming-of-age. Smith’s unnamed narrator, a mixed-race child lives in one of London’s many low-end housing units. She meets Tracey and the two are bonded over the shared experience of being poor and “brown” in a class that is predominantly white. As the two stumble towards womanhood, the differences become more stark and divisive, and their friendship is fractured by Tracey’s final, unforgivable act. This book will appeal to lovers of character-driven fiction. -- Jennifer Wilson for LibraryReads
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
Assigning source
Provided by the publisher
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10539802
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Smith, Zadie
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female friendship
  • Dancers
  • Women, Black
  • Dancers
  • Female friendship
  • Women, Black
Target audience
adult
Label
Swing time, Zadie Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945946655
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
596 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524723194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945946655
Label
Swing time, Zadie Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945946655
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
596 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524723194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945946655

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