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Zadie Smith. White Teeth. takes on race, gender, class, immigration, middle age, suicide, faith and everything in between. It’s also fun as hell. You’ll never look at your teeth the same way again.
White Teeth by Zadie Smith. Audio book length - 23 hours and 21 minutes. Shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, 2000. Archie's life has disintegrated. Fresh from a dead marriage, middle-aged Archie stretches out a vacuum hose, seals up his car and prepares to die. But unbeknownst to him, his darkest hour is also his luckiest day.
Zadie Smith - White teeth “Where I come from," said Archie, "a bloke likes to get to know a girl before he marries her." "Where you come from it is customary to boil vegetables until they fall apart. This does not mean," said Samad tersely, "that it is a good idea.”
It is a simple matter of what you will do when the chips are down, my friend. When the fat lady is singing. When the walls are falling in, and the sky is dark, and the ground is rumbling. In that moment our actions will define us. And it makes no difference whether you are being watched by Allah, Jesus, Buddha, or whether you are not. On cold days a man can see his breath, on a hot day he can't. On both occasions, the man breathes. (Zadie Smith - White Teeth)
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