Zadie Smith's New Novel Is Crazy Good
The best-selling author parses the intricate dance of friends.
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464 pages; Penguin Press
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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 their lives.
— Dotun Akintoye