By Zadie Smith
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The international bestseller and modern classic of multicultural Britain – an unforgettable portrait of LondonOne 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.Tweet
I actually found this book a little difficult to get into at first, but I'm so glad I persevered. It has turned into one of the best books I have ever read. It highlights the struggles face by first and second generation immigrants so artfully. The characters are so vivid; they are all flawed and 'real', yet you find yourself empathising with each one, even though sometimes the characters are not particularly pleasant. The story is told with such dry humour, and hilarious interjections are scattered throughout the book whereby you can get a clear sense of the authors perspective. It's an incredibly cleverly written book. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
funny & original , great characters. Charts the progress of 2 ethnically diverse families in London during the 70's, 80's ,90's.