ARC’s – Zadie Smith and Graham & Land

November 15, 2016

Two ARC’s on offer: one a beat-the-queue copy and one coming out in January. Comment to claim. Thank you.

Smith, Zadie. Swing Time. Penguin, Nov. 2016. 

An ambSwing timeitious, exuberant new novel moving from North West London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty Two brown girls dream of being dancers–but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It’s a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either. Tracey makes it to the chorus line but struggles with adult life, while her friend leaves the old neighborhood behind, traveling the world as an assistant to a famous singer, Aimee, observing close up how the one percent live. But when Aimee develops grand philanthropic ambitions, the story moves from London to West Africa, where diaspora tourists travel back in time to find their roots, young men risk their lives to escape into a different future, the women dance just like Tracey–the same twists, the same shakes–and the origins of a profound inequality are not a matter of distant history, but a present dance to the music of time“– Provided by publisher.

 

 

Graham, Heather and Jon Land. The Rising. Tor, January 2017. 

The RisingWhen a football accident lands Alex in the hospital, his world is turned upside down. His doctor is murdered. Then, his parents. Death seems to follow him wherever he goes, and now it’s after him.  Alex flees. He tells Samantha not to follow, but she became involved the moment she walked through his door and found Mr. and Mrs. Chin as they lay dying in their home. She cannot abandon the young man she loves. The two race desperately to stay ahead of Alex’s attackers long enough to figure out why they are hunting him in the first place. The answer lies with a secret buried deep in his past, a secret his parents died to protect. Alex always knew he was adopted, but he never knew the realreason his birth parents abandoned him. He never knew where he truly came from. Until now.

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7 Responses to “ARC’s – Zadie Smith and Graham & Land”

  1. Brian Says:

    I’ll take Swing Time by Zadie. Thanks

  2. Philip Spirito Says:

    I’ll take a swing time if you don’t mind.
    Thanks
    Phil

  3. Cindy T. Says:

    The Rising is my kind of book! 🙂

  4. Darren Says:

    On its way, thanks!

  5. Darren Says:

    Even though you literally replied the same minute, my machine thinks Brian was first so I’ll go with that. But there may well be other ARCs of this floating around and if I snag one it’s yours. Sorry.

  6. Darren Says:

    OK – on to your mailbox.

  7. Cindy T. Says:

    Thanks, Darren!


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