‘NW’ by Zadie Smith

English Book Club Ciervo Blanco in Madrid:

Book Reading and Discussion in English about the novel NW  by Zadie Smith

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About the book

Set in northwest London, Zadie Smith’s brilliant tragicomic novel follows four locals (Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan) as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. In private houses and public parks, at work and at play, these Londoners inhabit a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end. Depicting the modern urban zone (familiar to city-dwellers everywhere) NW is a quietly devastating novel of encounters, mercurial and vital, like the city itself.

“There’s a lovely rippling effect over the opening pages, with Leah’s thoughts and surroundings enriching each other, rather in the manner of Ulysses. It begins to look as if Joyce will be the patron saint of this novel” (The Guardian)

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About the author

zadie smith book discussion madrid nw novel

Zadie Smith is an English novelist, essayist, and short story writer. She was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002. In a 2004 BBC poll of cultural researchers, Smith was named among the top twenty most influential people in British culture.

As of 2016, she has published five novels, all of which have received substantial critical praise.

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DATA & RESERVATION

Literary Gathering: NW  by Zadie Smith

When: Sunday 21/05/17 at 18:00 pm

Where: J & J Books & Coffee – Calle del Espíritu Santo, 47

We’ll probably be downstairs

Language: English (we’ll debate in English)

Organizers: Adrián Díaz

Any doubts: +34 668853320 (Whatsapp & calls)

Open admission — let us know you’re coming:

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