White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Reviewed by Anthony Quinn
As with Foer, a cover in book-clogged April means you’re playing with the big boys. Was already a British best seller—at only 24.
LEAST-FAVORABLE PART OF THE REVIEW
As with Foer, the ending: “One wishes that a firmer editorial hand had steered it away from its overeager braiding of plot lines.”
1.5 million worldwide.
The mother of a thousand “next Zadie Smiths” had a lot to live up to herself: Autograph Man disappointed, but On Beauty (mostly) didn’t.