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Describes the lives of four northwest Londoners trying to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood.

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  • "North West London comes vividly to life in this new novel by the author of the bestselling White Teeth and Man Booker-shortlisted On Beauty. This is the story of a city. The north-west corner of a city. Here you'll find guests and hosts, those with power and those without it, people who live somewhere special and others who live."
  • ""Twenty-first century London: rich and poor, black and white, joyful and melancholy, boring and deviant - occasionally lethal. Somewhere in the northwest of the city stands the Caldwell housing estate, a relic of '70s urban planning. Leah, an administrator for the lottery, grew up there. So did her best friend, Natalie, now a barrister, and Felix, an MG car mechanic. Thirty years later these Caldwell kids and their partners live only a few streets apart, yet inhabit separate worlds. Until the day a desperate local woman comes to Leah's door seeking help - and forces Leah out of her isolation. But is Shar a stranger or a friend? Sincere or a fraud? A connection to the past or a threat to the future? From private dinner tables to public parks, at work and at play, in this delicate but devastating novel of encounters Zadie Smith's Londoners find themselves navigating an increasingly atomized society. For some the city remains a place of happy accidents and chance good fortune, while for others it is darker terrain in which the main streets hide the back alleys, and taking the high road can sometimes lead to a dead end. NW brilliantly depicts this modern urban zone - familiar to city dwellers everywhere - in a tragicomic novel as mercurial as the city itself."--Publisher."
  • "Het leven van vier heel verschillende personages in het verarmde Londense noordwesten."
  • "Zadie Smith's brilliant tragi-comic NW follows four Londoners Leah, Natalie, Felix and Nathan after they've left their childhood council estate, grown up and moved on to different lives. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their city is brutal, beautiful and complicated. Yet after a chance encounter they each find that the choices they've made, the people they once were and are now, can suddenly, rapidly unravel. A portrait of modern urban life, NW is funny, sad and urgent as brimming with vitality as the city itself."
  • "Describes the lives of four northwest Londoners trying to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood."@en
  • "-- White Teeth This is the story of a city. The northwest corner of a city. Here you?ll find guests and hosts, those with power and those without it, people who live somewhere special and others who live nowhere at all.? And many people in between. Every city is like this. Cheek-by-jowl living. Separate worlds. And then there are the visitations: the rare times a stranger crosses a threshold without permission or warning, causing a disruption in the whole system. Like the April afternoon a woman came to Leah Hanwell?s door, seeking help, disturbing the peace, forcing Leah out of her isolation? Zadie Smith?s brilliant tragi-comic new novel follows four Londoners - Leah, Natalie, Felix and Nathan ? as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end. Depicting the modern urban zone ? familiar to town-dwellers everywhere ? Zadie Smith?s NW is a quietly devastating novel of encounters, mercurial and vital, like the city itself."@en
  • "Leah, Natalie, Felix und Nathan wachsen in einer Hochhaussiedlung auf, wie es sie in jeder Großstadt gibt - immer das Ziel vor Augen, Caldwell eines Tages zu verlassen und etwas Größeres, Besseres aus ihrem Leben zu machen. Dreißig Jahre später sind sie zwar erwachsen, doch richtig weit gekommen sind sie nicht. Nur Natalie hat es scheinbar geschafft. Als erfolgreiche Anwältin gibt sie mit ihrem Mann vornehme Dinnerpartys, auf denen sich ihre weit weniger zielstrebige Freundin Leah und deren Mann Michel alles andere als wohlfühlen. Überhaupt sind Natalie und Leah blind für die Probleme der jeweils anderen und neiden einander das vermeintlich perfekte Leben. Als eine Fremde an Leahs Tür klingelt, um sie um Hilfe zu bitten, überschlagen sich die Ereignisse ... Zadie Smiths Roman über North West London, das jenseits der Touristenströme liegt, ist ein sehr heutiger, schneller, eindringlicher Text über einen multikulturellen Stadtteil und die Schicksale seiner Bewohner. Das Buch wurde von der New York Times zu einem der >>zehn besten Bücher des Jahres<< gewählt."
  • ""Four Londoners--Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan--try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end."--Publisher's information."
  • ""Four Londoners - Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan - try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end."--From publisher's information."@en
  • "One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2012 Set in northwest London, Zadie Smith's brilliant tragicomic novel follows four locals'Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan'as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. In private houses and public parks, at work and at play, these Londoners inhabit a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end. Depicting the modern urban zone'familiar to city-dwellers everywhere'NW is a quietly devastating novel of encounters, mercurial and vital, like the city itself."@en
  • ""Four Londoners--Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan--try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end."--From publisher's information."
  • "Hobbes, Smith, Bentham, Locke and Russell. Five identical blocks make up the Caldwell housing estate in North West London. Caldwell kids Leah, Natalie, Felix and Nathan have all moved on. They occupy separate worlds in an atomized city. Then one afternoon a stranger comes to Leah's door, forcing her out of her isolation."@en
  • "This is the story of a city. The north-west corner of a city. Here you'll find guests and hosts, those with power and those without it, people who live somewhere special and others who live nowhere at all. And many people in between. Every city is like this. Cheek-by-jowl living. Separate worlds. And then there are the visitations: the rare times a stranger crosses a threshold without permission or warning, cause a disruption in the whole system. Like the April afternoon a woman came to Leah Hanwell's door, seeking help, disturbing the peace, forcing Leah out of her isolation."@en
  • "This is the story of a city. The north-west corner of a city. Here you'll find guests and hosts, those with power and those without it, people who live somewhere special and others who live nowhere at all. And many people in between. Every city is like this. Cheek-by-jowl living. Separate worlds. And then there are the visitations: the rare times a stranger crosses a threshold without permission or warning, cause a disruption in the whole system. Like the April afternoon a woman came to Leah Hanwell's door, seeking help, disturbing the peace, forcing Leah out of her isolation."
  • "This is the story of a city - the north-west corner of a city. Following four Londoners as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end. Yet after a chance encounter they each find that the choices they've made, the people they once were and are now, can suddenly, rapidly unravel."

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