Zadie Smith's New Novel Is Crazy Good
The best-selling author parses the intricate dance of friends.
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In Swing Time, an unnamed narrator recounts the intimacies and betrayals between herself and her oldest frenemy. The two
meet as girls, bonding—and experiencing their first taste of
rivalry—over shared multiracial backgrounds and a love of dancing.
Smith’s thrilling cultural insights never overshadow the wholeness of
her characters, who are so keenly observed that one feels a witness to
— Dotun Akintoye