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On Beauty - Zadie Smith
On Beauty
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The Belsey family is at loose ends. Howard is a British-born Rembrandt scholar who doesn't like Rembrandt or his teaching job at an upper-echelon New England arts college. His wife, Kiki, has outlived her image as a sexy radical activist, and their three children are pursuing disparate paths with... show more
The Belsey family is at loose ends. Howard is a British-born Rembrandt scholar who doesn't like Rembrandt or his teaching job at an upper-echelon New England arts college. His wife, Kiki, has outlived her image as a sexy radical activist, and their three children are pursuing disparate paths with wholehearted abandon. Then, just at the moment when it seems that total dysfunction has been achieved, one of the offspring falls madly in love with the stunning daughter of a right-wing political commentator.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781594200632 (1594200637)
ASIN: 1594200637
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it
3.0 On Beauty by Zadie Smith
As a modern adaptation of Howards End, for which I only gave 2 stars, I surprisingly liked this a little better than the original. The plot and characters aren't exact parallels—there are feuding families here too, the Belseys and the Kippses, but the main story focuses on the interracial Belsey fam...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 On Beauty / Zadie Smith
Howard Belsey is an Englishman abroad, an academic teaching in Wellington, a college town in New England. Married young, thirty years later he is struggling to revive his love for his African American wife Kiki. Meanwhile, his three teenage children— Jerome, Zora and Levi—are each seeking the passio...
bookwookiee
bookwookiee rated it
4.0 On Beauty
All hail Zadie Smith!
Kinga's Books
Kinga's Books rated it
4.0 Zadie Smith - On Beauty
Before we talk about Zadie Smith, let’s talk about me first. Here is something you should know – I was a serious book-worm up until I turned 16 (more or less) at which point I lost all interest in anything that wasn’t parties, boys, alcohol, drugs or sex. There, I said it. For the next five years my...
Peculiariteas
Peculiariteas rated it
5.0 On Beauty
Oh man, what a book. It seems to be one story but it's so many more.
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