Swing time
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
New York : Penguin Press, 2016.
ISBN
9781594203985, 1594203989, 9780241144152, 0241144159, 9780670069040, 0670069043
Physical Desc
453 pages ; 25 cm
Status
OROVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
SMITH
1 available
TWISP PUBLIC LIBRARY
SMITH
1 available
WENATCHEE PUBLIC LIBRARY
SMITH
1 available

Description

Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
OROVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARYSMITHOn Shelf
TWISP PUBLIC LIBRARYSMITHOn Shelf
WENATCHEE PUBLIC LIBRARYSMITHOn Shelf

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Other Editions and Formats

More Details

Published
New York : Penguin Press, 2016.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781594203985, 1594203989, 9780241144152, 0241144159, 9780670069040, 0670069043
UPC
40026554460

Notes

Description
"An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from North West London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty. Two brown girls dream of being dancers--but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either. Tracey makes it to the chorus line but struggles with adult life, while her friend leaves the old neighborhood behind, traveling the world as an assistant to a famous singer, Aimee, observing close up how the one percent live. But when Aimee develops grand philanthropic ambitions, the story moves from London to West Africa, where diaspora tourists travel back in time to find their roots, young men risk their lives to escape into a different future, the women dance just like Tracey--the same twists, the same shakes--and the origins of a profound inequality are not a matter of distant history, but a present dance to the music of time"--
Awards
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence for Fiction, Shortlist 2017.

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Smith, Z. (2016). Swing time . Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Smith, Zadie. 2016. Swing Time. Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Smith, Zadie. Swing Time Penguin Press, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Smith, Zadie. Swing Time Penguin Press, 2016.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.