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Swing Time: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017

By Zadie Smith
322 Grams
4 x 1 x 7
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A New York Times bestseller * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction * Longlisted for the Man Booker PrizeAn ambitious exuberant new novel moving from North West London to West Africa from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty.Two brown girls dream of being dancers—but only one Tracey has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time about black bodies and black music what constitutes a tribe or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties never to be revisited but never quite forgotten either.Tracey makes it to the chorus line but struggles with adult life while her friend leaves the old neighborhood behind traveling the world as an assistant to a famous singer Aimee observing close up how the one percent live.But when Aimee develops grand philanthropic ambitions the story moves from London to West Africa where diaspora tourists travel back in time to find their roots young men risk their lives to escape into a different future the women dance just like Tracey—the same twists the same shakes—and the origins of a profound inequality are not a matter of distant history but a present dance to the music of time.

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