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
"An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from North West London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty. 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. Tracey makes it to the chorus line but struggles with adult life, while her friend leaves the old neighborhood behind, traveling the world as an assistant to a famous singer, Aimee, observing close up how the one percent live. But when Aimee develops grand philanthropic ambitions, the story moves from London to West Africa, where diaspora tourists travel back in time to find their roots, young men risk their lives to escape into a different future, the women dance just like Tracey--the same twists, the same shakes--and the origins of a profound inequality are not a matter of distant history, but a present dance to the music of time"--
Summary
"An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from North West London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty Two brown girls dream of being dancers--but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythmand 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.Tracey makes it to the chorus line but struggles with adult life, while her friend leaves the old neighborhood behind, traveling the world as an assistant to a famous singer, Aimee, observing close up how the one percent live. But when Aimee develops grand philanthropic ambitions, the story moves from London to West Africa, where diaspora tourists travel back in time to find their roots, young men risk their lives to escape into a different future, the women dance just like Tracey--the same twists, the same shakes--and the origins of a profound inequality are not a matter of distant history, but a present dance to the music of time"--
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10539802
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Zadie
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female friendship
  • Women, Black
  • Dancers
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Sagas
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • Dancers
  • Female friendship
  • Women, Black
  • Africa, West
  • England
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
ocn958865318
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
453 pages
Isbn
9781594203985
Lccn
2016043454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)958865318
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
ocn958865318
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
453 pages
Isbn
9781594203985
Lccn
2016043454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)958865318

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