The Embassy of Cambodia

» Zadie Smith

Hamish Hamilton
Hardback : 07 Nov 2013


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Back on the terrain of NWThe Embassy of Cambodia is another remarkable work of fiction from Zadie Smith.

'The fact is, if we followed the history of every little country in the world -- in its dramatic as well as its quiet times -- we would have no space left in which to live our own lives or apply ourselves to our necessary tasks, never mind indulge in occasional pleasures, like swimming . . . '

First published this Spring in the New YorkerThe Embassy of Cambodia  is a rare and brilliant story that takes us deep into the life of a young woman, Fatou, domestic servant to the Derawals and escapee from one set of hardships to another. 

Beginning and ending outside the Embassy of Cambodia, which happens to be located in Willesden, NW London, Zadie Smith's absorbing, moving and wryly observed story suggests how the apparently small things in an ordinary life always raise larger, more extraordinary questions.

Praise for NW:

'A triumph . . .modern London is explored in a dazzling portrait . . . every sentence sings'   Guardian

'Intensely funny, richly varied, always unexpected. A joyous, optimistic, angry masterpiece. No better English novel will be published this year'  Philip HensherDaily Telegraph

'Absolutely brilliant . . . So electrically authentic, it reads like surveillance transcripts'  Lev Grossman, TIME

Zadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975. She is the author of the novels NWWhite Teeth,The Autograph Man and  On Beauty, and of a collection of essays, Changing My Mind. She is also the editor of The Book of Other People.

Product details

Format : Hardback
ISBN: 9780241146521
Size : 111 x 161mm
Pages : 80
Published : 07 Nov 2013
Publisher : Hamish Hamilton

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The Embassy of Cambodia

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