ZADIE SMITH    Book Number: 87283    Product format: Paperback

Winner of multiple awards including the Whitbread First Novel Award. At 06.27 hours on the 1st January 1975, Alfred Archibald Jones was dressed in corduroy and sat in a fume-filled Cavalier Musketeer Estate face down on the steering wheel, hoping the judgement would not be too heavy upon him. He lay forward in a prostrate cross, jaw slack, arms splayed either side like some fallen angel... This was a decided-upon suicide...Archie was aware that Cricklewood Broadway would seem a strange choice. One of the most talked about first novels ever, the book is funny, generous and deals with friendship, love, war, three cultures and three families over three generations, one brown mouse, and the tricky way the past has of coming back and biting you on the ankle. Through it we understand better the history between many different cultures in Britain, usually never spoken about, namely Bengalis and Jamaicans and their relationship with everyone around them in the bustling metropolis of London. Clever use of literary plus colloquial dialect through these believable characters. 542pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9780241979358
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