On Beauty

September 12, 2006|
On Beauty by ZADIE SMITH
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In this loose retelling of Howard''s End, Zadie Smith considers the big questions: 

Why do we fall in love with the people we do? Why do we visit our mistakes on our children? What makes life truly beautiful?

Set in New England mainly and London partly, On Beauty concerns a pair of feuding families—the Belseys and the Kippses—and a clutch of doomed affairs. It puts low morals among high ideals and asks some searching questions about what life does to love. For the Belseys and the Kippses, the confusions—both personal and political—of our uncertain age are about to be brought close to home: right to the heart of family.

ZADIE SMITH is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW, and Swing Time, as well as a novella, The Embassy of Cambodia, and two collections of essays, Changing My Mind and Feel Free. She is also the editor of The Book of Other People. Zadie was elected a fe...
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Title:On Beauty
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:464 pages, 8.4 X 5.4 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:464 pages, 8.4 X 5.4 X 0.9 in
Published:September 12, 2006
Publisher:Penguin Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143017639

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