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White teeth : a novel

Meet the Joneses - the Iqbals and the Chalfens. Three families, all English to varying degrees and involved in each other's lives in every conceivable way - personally, politically, historically, genetically. Different colours, different religions and different sides of the unforgotten colonial fence, they have one thing in common: a small borough of North London where extremism of all kinds is the order of the day and the dilemmas of the previous generations are obsessively played out in the present.

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  • "Meet the Joneses - the Iqbals and the Chalfens. Three families, all English to varying degrees and involved in each other's lives in every conceivable way - personally, politically, historically, genetically. Different colours, different religions and different sides of the unforgotten colonial fence, they have one thing in common: a small borough of North London where extremism of all kinds is the order of the day and the dilemmas of the previous generations are obsessively played out in the present."@en
  • "Archie et Samad sont deux vieux amis. L'histoire de leurs familles s'avère aussi celle des immigrés londoniens et de la difficile intégration."
  • "From the Publisher: On New Year's morning, 1975, Archie Jones sits in his car on a London road and waits for the exhaust fumes to fill his Cavalier Musketeer station wagon. Archie-working-class, ordinary, a failed marriage under his belt-is calling it quits, the deciding factor being the flip of a 20-pence coin. When the owner of a nearby halal butcher shop (annoyed that Archie's car is blocking his delivery area) comes out and bangs on the window, he gives Archie another chance at life and sets in motion this richly imagined, uproariously funny novel. Epic and intimate, hilarious and poignant, White Teeth is the story of two North London families-one headed by Archie, the other by Archie's best friend, a Muslim Bengali named Samad Iqbal. Pals since they served together in World War II, Archie and Samad are a decidedly unlikely pair. Plodding Archie is typical in every way until he marries Clara, a beautiful, toothless Jamaican woman half his age, and the couple have a daughter named Irie (the Jamaican word for "no problem"). Samad-devoutly Muslim, hopelessly "foreign"--Weds the feisty and always suspicious Alsana in a prearranged union. They have twin sons named Millat and Magid, one a pot-smoking punk-cum-militant Muslim and the other an insufferable science nerd. The riotous and tortured histories of the Joneses and the Iqbals are fundamentally intertwined, capturing an empire's worth of cultural identity, history, and hope. Zadie Smith's dazzling first novel plays out its bounding, vibrant course in a Jamaican hair salon in North London, an Indian restaurant in Leicester Square, an Irish poolroom turned immigrant cafe, a liberal public school, a sleek science institute. A winning debut in every respect, White Teeth marks the arrival of a wondrously talented writer who takes on the big themes-faith, race, gender, history, and culture-and triumphs."@en
  • "Set in post-war London, this novel of the racial, political, and social upheaval of the last half-century follows two families--the Joneses and the Iqbals, both outsiders from within the former British empire--as they make their way in modern England."
  • "Set in post-war London, this novel of the racial, political, and social upheaval of the last half-century follows two families--the Joneses and the Iqbals, both outsiders from within the former British empire--as they make their way in modern England."@en
  • "In the author's words, this is "an attempt at a comic family epic of Little England into which an explosion of ethnic colour is injected", telling the story of three families, one Indian, one white, one mixed, in North London and Oxford from World War II to now."
  • "Het leven van een Bengaalse migrantenfamilie in Londen verloopt niet volgens verwachting."
  • "GENERAL & LITERARY FICTION. It's early in the morning, late in the century, Cricklewood Broadway. One of the most talked about first novels ever, "White Teeth" is a funny, generous, big-hearted novel, adored by critics and readers alike. Dealing - among many other things - 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, it is a life-affirming, riotous must-read of a book."
  • "A strikingly clever and funny book, filled with a passion for ideas and language."
  • "Shortlisted for the Orange Prize in 2000. Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award in 2000. Winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award in 2000."
  • "Zadie Smiths preisgekrönter Bestseller - jetzt erstmalig als KiWi-Paperback Als Zadie Smiths Debütroman 2000 erschien, wurde er als literarische Sensation gefeiert, mit zahlreichen Literaturpreisen ausgezeichnet, und er stand wochenlang auf den Bestsellerlisten. Mittlerweile gilt das Buch als Klassiker der englischsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur und liest sich heute, zehn Jahre nach seinem Erscheinen, immer noch genauso frisch wie damals. Jetzt ist der Roman endlich wieder lieferbar. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg verpassen die Soldaten Archie Jones und Samad Iqbal ihre große Chance auf eine Heldentat - den einzigen Nazi, dem sie begegnen, lassen sie laufen. Dreißig Jahre später kämpfen beide in London mit zerplatzten Träumen, jüngeren Ehefrauen, widerspenstigen Kindern und den großen Themen ihres Lebens: Herkunft, Religion, Hautfarbe und Geschichte."
  • "aZadie Smith's dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith's voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own. At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England's irrevocable transformation. A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth-challenged, Jamaican half his age, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn't quite match her name (Jamaican for "no problem). "Samad's late-in-life arranged marriage (he had to wait for his bride to be born), produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal's every effort to direct them, and a renewed, if selective, submission to his Islamic faith. Set against London's racial and cultural tapestry, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future, White Teeth From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "Zadie Smith's dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith's voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own. At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England's irrevocable transformation. A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth-challenged, Jamaican half his age, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn't quite match her name (Jamaican for "no problem"). Samad's late-in-life arranged marriage (he had to wait for his bride to be born), produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal's every effort to direct them, and a renewed, if selective, submission to his Islamic faith. Set against London's racial and cultural tapestry, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future, White Teeth revels in the ecstatic hodgepodge of modern life, flirting with disaster, confounding expectations, and embracing the comedy of daily existence. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "Hapless Archibald Jones fights alongside Bengali Muslim Samad Iqbal in the English army during WWII, and the two develop an unlikely bond that intensifies when Samad relocates to Archie's native London."@en
  • "The award-winning debut novel of Zadie Smith, now a successful TV series, WHITE TEETH tells the story of three families, one Indian, one white, one mixed, in London and Oxford from World War II to the present. Zadie Smith's WHITE TEETH is a delightful tale that spans 25 years of two families' assimilation in North London, home of the book's two unlikely heroes: prevaricating Archie Jones and intemperate Samad Iqbal. They met in the Second World War and have been best friends ever since. The Joneses and the Iqbals are an unlikely pairing of families, but their destinies distil the British Empire's history and hopes into a dazzling melange that is a pure joy to read."@en
  • "Unflappable working-class Englishman, Archibald Jones, and deep-thinking, serious Bengali Muslim waiter, Samad Iqbal, first meet inside a tank in the waning days of World War II. They reunite thirty years later in North London."

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