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The Resource On beauty, by Zadie Smith

On beauty, by Zadie Smith

Label
On beauty
Title
On beauty
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by Zadie Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
Struggling with a stale marriage and the misguided passions of his three adult children, art professor Howard Belsey finds his family life thrown into turmoil by his son's engagement to the socially prominent daughter of a right-wing icon
Summary
Howard Belsey, a Rembrandt scholar who doesn't like Rembrandt, is an Englishman abroad and a long-suffering Professor at Wellington College. He has been married for thirty years to Kiki, an American woman who no longer resembles the sexy activist she once was. Their three children passionately pursue their own paths, and faced with the oppressive enthusiasms of his children, Howard feels that the first two acts of his life are over and he has no clear plans for the finale. Then Jerome, Howard's oldest son, falls for Victoria, the stunning daughter of the right-wing icon Monty Kipps. Increasingly, the two families find themselves thrown together in a beautiful corner of America, enacting a cultural and personal war against the background of real wars that they barely register.
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Award
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South Asia and Europe: Best Book, 2006.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
  • Orange Prize for Fiction, 2006.
  • Somerset Maugham Award, 2006.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
135708
Cataloging source
UUC
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Smith, Zadie
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • College teachers
  • Racially mixed children
Target audience
adult
Label
On beauty, by Zadie Smith
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
445 pages
Isbn
9780143037743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
61396956
Label
On beauty, by Zadie Smith
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
445 pages
Isbn
9780143037743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
61396956

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