Chosen by the Guardian as one of the Best Books of the 21st Century
From the MAN BOOKER PRIZE- and WOMEN'S PRIZE-SHORTLISTED author of Swing Time, On Beauty and Grand Union
'BELIEVE THE HYPE' The Times
The international bestseller and modern classic of multicultural Britain - an unforgettable portrait of London
One of the most talked about debut novels of all time, 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.
'The almost preposterous talent was clear from the first pages' Julian Barnes, Guardian
'Street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time' New York Times
'Outstanding' Sunday Telegraph
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The author's portrait, by Toyin Ojih Odutola, is the first of a woman with an afro in the London gallery.