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A 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist • One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2012 • One of TIME's Top 10 Fiction Books of 2012 • One of The Wall Street Journal's Best 10 Fiction Books of 2012 • New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book of 2012

“[NW] is that rare thing, a book that is radical and passionate and real.” —Anne Enright, The New York Times Book Review

“A triumph . . . As Smith threads together her characters' inner and outer worlds, every sentence sings.” —The Guardian

“A powerful portrait of class and identity in multicultural London.” —Entertainment Weekly


Set in northwest London, Zadie Smith’s brilliant tragicomic novel follows four locals—Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan—as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. In private houses and public parks, at work and at play, these Londoners inhabit a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end. Depicting the modern urban zone—familiar to city-dwellers everywhere—NW is a quietly devastating novel of encounters, mercurial and vital, like the city itself.
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“A powerful portrait of class and identity in multicultural London.” —Entertainment Weekly


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subject_facetHumorous fiction
London (England) -- Fiction
Planned communities -- England -- London -- Fiction
Social isolation -- Fiction
title_displayNW
title_fullNW
NW / Zadie Smith
NW A Novel
NW [sound recording] : a novel / Zadie Smith
title_shortNW
title_suba novel
topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
Fiction
Literature
Planned communities
Social isolation