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Cover of: On Beauty | Zadie Smith
About the Book

"Howard Belsey is an Englishman abroad, an academic teaching in Wellington, a college town in New England. Married young, thirty years later he is struggling to revive his love for his African American wife Kiki. Meanwhile, his three teenage children - Jerome, Zora and Levi - are each seeking the passions, ideals and commitments that will guide them through their own lives." "After Howard has a disastrous affair with a colleague, his sensitive older son, Jerome, escapes to England for the holidays. In London he defies everything the Belseys represent when he goes to work for Trinidadian right-wing academic and pundit, Monty Kipps. Taken in by the Kipps family for the summer, Jerome falls for Monty's beautiful, capricious daughter, Victoria." "But this short-lived romance has long-lasting consequences, drawing these very different families into each other's lives. As Kiki develops a friendship with Mrs. Kipps, and Howard and Monty do battle on different sides of the culture war, hot-headed Zora brings a handsome young man from the Boston streets into their midst whom she is determined to draw into the fold of the black middle class - but at what price?"--BOOK JACKET

15 editions First published in 2005

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On beauty: a novel
2006, Penguin Books
in English
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On beauty: a novel
2006, Thorndike Press
in English
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On Beauty
August 29, 2006, Penguin Books
in English
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On Beauty
September 8, 2005, Penguin Highbridge (Aud)
Unknown Binding in English
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On beauty: a novel
2005, Viking Canada
in English
Cover of: On beauty
On beauty: a novel
2005, Penguin Books
in English
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On Beauty
September 8, 2005, Penguin Highbridge (Aud)
Unknown Binding in English
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On Beauty (Courtney Novels)
October 2005, BBC Audiobooks
Audio Cassette in English
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On Beauty
October 2005, Sound Library
Audio Cassette
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On Beauty
October 2005, Sound Library
Audio CD in English
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On beauty: a novel
2005, Penguin Press
in English
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On Beauty
January 2005, Hamish Hamilton
Hardcover in English
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On Beauty
2005, Q P D
Paperback
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On Beauty
September 8, 2005, Penguin Audio
in English
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On Beauty
September 13, 2005, Penguin Press HC, The
Hardcover in English

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