NW: A Novel

NW: A Novel

Zadie Smith


One of the New York occasions booklet Review's 10 top Books of 2012

Set in northwest London, Zadie Smith’s fabulous tragicomic novel follows 4 locals—Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan—as they fight to make grownup lives outdoor of Caldwell, the council property in their youth. In deepest homes and public parks, at paintings and at play, those Londoners inhabit a complex position, as appealing because it is brutal, the place the thoroughfares disguise the again alleys and taking the excessive street can occasionally lead you to a lifeless finish. Depicting the fashionable city zone—familiar to city-dwellers everywhere—NW is a quietly devastating novel of encounters, mercurial and important, just like the urban itself.

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