On Beauty by Zadie Smith

This novel is a contemporary, multicultural exploration of family life, love, and identity. It follows the lives of two mixed-race families, the Belseys and the Kipps, who are linked by their shared professions in academia and a complex web of marital and extramarital relationships. The story is set against the backdrop of Wellington, a fictional New England town, and explores themes of race, class, and cultural clash. It also delves into the world of academia, examining the politics and conflicts that arise in that environment.

The 1947th greatest book of all time


Published
2005
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
446
Words
120,000
Original Language
English

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