About this title: Twenty-four-year-old Zadie Smith burst into the public eye with this debut novel, which shows blazing flashes of wit and precocious insight. Here's the full, inside story behind this remarkable work: Where did Smith get the idea for the story? What does the novel say about history and how it affects ordinary people? Can we ever really escape the past? How has Smith reacted to becoming such a media sensation?
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