Penguin presents the audiobook edition of White Teeth by Zadie Smith, read by Lenny Henry, Sagar Arya, Pippa Bennett-Warner and Ray Panthaki.
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 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
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.
Funny, clever ... and a rollicking good read
Do believe the hype, buy into it, curl up with it, savour every sentence, then turn around and re-read
An impressive début, not only for its vitality and verve, but mainly for the sheer audacity of its scope and vision ... an epic tale ... swooping, funny ... it has ambition, wit and is unafraid
Announces the debut of a preternaturally gifted new writer ... street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time
An astonishingly assured début, funny and serious ... I was delighted
Relentlessly funny ... idiosyncratic, and deeply felt
The author's portrait, by Toyin Ojih Odutola, is the first of a woman with an afro in the London gallery.
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