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Come together

Zadie Smith's boisterous new novel finds the through line of 'Beauty' in entwined tales of culture and class collisions

By Gail Caldwell
September 11, 2005

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On Beauty By Zadie Smith Penguin, 446 pp., $25.95 With her roots in post-colonial London and her sensibility somewhere between the 19th-century novel and hip-hop, Zadie Smith has managed the sort of fearless exuberance in her fiction that belongs to most young writers' dreams. Her first novel, ''White Teeth" (2000), was published when she was only 24; what the novel ... (Full article: 1303 words)

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