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White Teeth by Zadie Smith
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Aug 22, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 1001-books-to-read-before-you-die, audiobooks, fiction
Read in July, 2010

White Teeth is an epic story of 2 families living in London - Archie Jones and his Jamaican born wife, Clara, and Samad and Alsana Iqbal, two Bengali Muslims. It's hard to describe this book since it covers such an amazing amount of topics - from the conflict in a traditional family whose kids just want to fit in with their British friends to women's rights and marital fidelity to moral decisions made during war. Smith covers these difficult topics with an easy writing style and a great sense of humor. I listened to the audio version, expertly narrated by Jenny Sterlin. My only dissatisfaction with the book is that it seemed to cover too much in time and scope that I couldn't see where the book was going, although the ending didn't seem to leave any loose ends.
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