Literature: Zadie Smith Reads from NW
We just purchased NW by Zadie Smith last week (it’s the third book in our que) but we were pleasantly surprised to find that Ms. Smith read an excerpt from her book from national Public Radio in the United States. Here’s a clip:
Zadie Smith’s brilliant tragi-comic new novel follows four Londoners – Leah, Natalie, Felix and Nathan – as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end.
Depicting the modern urban zone – familiar to town-dwellers everywhere – Zadie Smith’s NW is a quietly devastating novel of encounters, mercurial and vital, like the city itself.Click here for reuse options!
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