A NoveleBook - 2003
From Library Staff
Reason: If you haven’t tried Zadie Smith yet, there’s no better place to start than with her first novel (published when she was 25)— a hilarious, strange, earthy epic with grand thematic ambitions. Enjoyable and entertaining but with literary heft. (You may also want to try her nonfiction colle... Read More »
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Some secrets are permanent. In a vision, Irie has seen a time, a time not far from now, when roots won't matter any more because they can't because they musn't because they're too long and they're too tortuous and they're just buried too damn deep. She looks forward to it.
'It's Science.' Archie says Science the same way he says Modern, as if someone has lent him the words and made him swear not to break them. 'Science,' Archie repeats, handling it more firmly, 'is a different kettle of fish.'
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