London: Hamish Hamilton, 2012. gray318 (cover design). First U.K. Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Signed by the author. Used - Fine/As New. Cream colored cloth boards with black lettering to spine. Black endpapers. Clean, unmarked, tight. Signed and dated (25 Aug 2012) on the title page in blue ink by the author. Light toning. 16 x 25 cm. 295 pp. / Fine. Mylar protective cover applied. Item #11396
Zadie Smith's brilliant tragicomic NW follows four Londoners - Leah, Natalie, Felix and Nathan - after they've left their childhood council estate, grown up and moved on to different lives. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their city is brutal, beautiful and complicated. Yet after a chance encounter they each find that the choices they've made, the people they once were and are now, can suddenly, rapidly unravel. Funny, poignant and vividly contemporary, NW is as brimming with vitality as the city itself.