Swing Time. Signed by Zadie Smith. First Edition, First Printing. Penguin. New York, 2016.

$45.00

Zadie Smith is an English novelist whose works are both critically and commercially successful. Her first novel, White Teeth, was a major bestseller and also won several major awards. Her other books continue to be successful, too. She writes accessible yet complicated characters, telling their varying stories richly and clearly through believable narration. She is also a master of theme. Nearly all her works describe their subject through experience but never through explication. In Swing Time, her Smith’s fifth novel, her narrative ability is on full display. It follows the unnamed narrator, a young Black girl, as she reflects on her consequential friendship with Tracey, a child who possesses so many qualities she admires. The two grow up together with the novel extending into their adulthoods. The dynamic ultimately reveals poignant, affective themes. The work received positive reviews, especially for its first-person narration and prose. For many contemporary literature readers, it is considered one of the best novels of the last several years.

This first edition, first printing is signed by Zadie Smith on the flyleaf. It is in about-fine condition. In the original casing, near-fine with only bumping to corners. Text block fine. In the original dust jacket, about-fine with only bumping to corners and minor scratches to front panel. Publisher’s Signed Copy sticker to front panel.

An about-fine signed first edition by Zadie Smith.

1 in stock

Description

Swing Time. Signed by Zadie Smith. First Edition, First Printing. Penguin. New York, 2016.

Additional Information provides shipping weight and dimensions.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in