The Resource White teeth : a novel, Zadie Smith

White teeth : a novel, Zadie Smith

Label
White teeth : a novel
Title
White teeth
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Zadie Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On New Year's morning, 1975, Archie Jones sits in his car on a London road and waits for the exhaust fumes to fill his Cavalier Musketeer station wagon. Archie--working-class, ordinary, a failed marriage under his belt--is calling it quits, the deciding factor being the flip of a 20-pence coin. When the owner of a nearby halal butcher shop (annoyed that Archie's car is blocking his delivery area) comes out and bangs on the window, he gives Archie another chance at life and sets in motion this richly imagined, uproariously funny novel. Set in post-war London, this novel of the racial, political, and social upheaval of the last half-century follows two families--the Joneses and the Iqbals, both outsiders from within the former British empire--as they make their way in modern England
Member of
Awards note
  • Guardian First Book Award, 2000.
  • James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, 2000.
  • Whitbread Award, 2000.
Cataloging source
IGP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Zadie
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6069.M59
LC item number
W47 2001
Literary form
novels
NLM call number
Fiction
NLM item number
S639
Series statement
September 2004
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Interracial marriage
  • Genetic engineering
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Ethnic relations
  • Male friendship
  • Race relations
  • Immigrants
  • Great Britain
  • Jamaicans
  • Muslim families
  • London (England)
Label
White teeth : a novel, Zadie Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published ... by Hamish Hamilton, London, and subsequently ... by Random House, Inc., New York, in 2000"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Archie 1974, 1945: The peculiar second marriage of Archie Jones ; Teething trouble ; Two families ; Three coming ; The root canals of Alfred Archibald Jones and Samad Miah Iqbal -- Samad 1984, 1857: The temptation of Samad Iqbal ; Molars ; Mitosis ; Mutiny! ; The root canals of Mangal Pande -- Irie 1990, 1907: The miseducation of Irie Jones ; Canines : the ripping teeth ; The root canals of Hortense Bowden ; More English than the English ; Chalfenism versus Bowdenism -- Magid, Millat, And Marcus 1992, 1999: The return of Magid Mahfooz Murshed Mubtasim Iqbal ; Crisis talks and eleventh-hour tactics ; The end of history versus the last man ; Final space ; Of mice and memory
Control code
ocm47096283
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9780375703867
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)47096283
Label
White teeth : a novel, Zadie Smith
Publication
Note
"Originally published ... by Hamish Hamilton, London, and subsequently ... by Random House, Inc., New York, in 2000"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Archie 1974, 1945: The peculiar second marriage of Archie Jones ; Teething trouble ; Two families ; Three coming ; The root canals of Alfred Archibald Jones and Samad Miah Iqbal -- Samad 1984, 1857: The temptation of Samad Iqbal ; Molars ; Mitosis ; Mutiny! ; The root canals of Mangal Pande -- Irie 1990, 1907: The miseducation of Irie Jones ; Canines : the ripping teeth ; The root canals of Hortense Bowden ; More English than the English ; Chalfenism versus Bowdenism -- Magid, Millat, And Marcus 1992, 1999: The return of Magid Mahfooz Murshed Mubtasim Iqbal ; Crisis talks and eleventh-hour tactics ; The end of history versus the last man ; Final space ; Of mice and memory
Control code
ocm47096283
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
448 pages
Isbn
9780375703867
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)47096283

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