9780143037743

On Beauty

ISBN 10: 0143037749 / 0-14-303774-9
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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:

Struggling with a stale marriage and the misguided passions of his three adult children, long-suffering art professor Howard Belsey finds his family life thrown into turmoil by his son's engagement to the socially prominent daughter of a right-wing icon. By the author of White Teeth. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.


Review:

"[A]n intrepid attempt to explore the sad stuff of adult life, 21st century style: adultery, identity crises and emotional suffocation, interracial and intraracial global conflicts and religious zealotry."

Publishers Weekly, 08/01/2005

Review:

"An academic comedy of multicultural manners finds Smith recapturing the sparkle of WHITE TEETH....In this sharp, engaging satire, beauty's only skin-deep, but funny cuts to the bone."

Kirkus, 08/01/2005

 

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