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The Fraud

The Instant Sunday Times Bestseller

Häftad,  Engelska, 2024-06-06
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Book of the Year 2023 according to New York Times, New Yorker, Guardian, Economist, Observer, The Spectator, Financial Times, Vogue, The Times, The Oldie, i Paper, The Standard, Washington Post, Independent, Daily Express SHORTLISTED FOR WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WRITERS PRIZE FOR FICTION 2024 ONE OF SARAH JESSICA PARKERS BEST BOOKS OF 2023 LONGLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION 2024 A writer at the peak of her powers The Telegraph Truth and fiction. Jamaica and Britain. Who gets to tell their story? In her first historical novel, Zadie Smith transports the reader to a Victorian England transfixed by the real-life trial of the Tichborne Claimant, in which a cockney butcher, recently returned from Australia, lays claim to the Tichborne baronetcy, with his former slave Andrew Bogle as star witness. Watching the proceedings, and with her own story to tell, is Eliza Touchet cousin, housekeeper and perhaps more to failing novelist William Harrison Ainsworth. From literary London to the Jamaicas sugar-cane plantations, Zadie Smith weaves an enthralling story linking the rich and the poor, the free and the enslaved, and the comic and the tragic. Its difficult to give any idea of how extraordinary this book is. One of the great historical novels, certainly. But has any historical novel ever combined such brilliantly researched and detailed history with such intensely imagined fiction?' Michael Frayn As always it is a pleasure to be in Zadie Smiths mind . . . Dickens may be dead, but Smith, thankfully, is alive New York Times Zadie Smiths Victorian-set masterpiece holds a mirror up to Britain . . . The Fraud is the genuine article Independent Smiths dazzling historical novel combines deft writing and strenuous construction in a tale of literary London and the horrors of slavery Guardian Instant Sunday Times bestseller, September 2023
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No one understands humans better. As this novel shows, there is no better guide to people and their bottomlessness than Smith herself * iNews * This was really delightful. 10/10. Zadie Smith is a genius -- Brandon Taylor author of The Late Americans A novel full of people, ideas, humour, feeling and something like moral truth the stuff of life * Evening Standard * Searingly original [and] virtuosic . . . the book masterfully depicts post-emancipation Britain as it ruptures along faultlines of class and race * Vogue * Brilliant. A Dickensian delight * Los Angeles Times * The Fraud is unlike anything youll read this year: a charismatic, cerebral novel that asks us to consider the greatest fraud of all, that of one man claiming to hold the key to anothers freedom * Irish Times * Affecting and devastating . . . In typical Zadie style, the narrative structure and decade leaping require you to pay attention but youre heavily rewarded with the sheer breadth of the novel and its vividly painted characters * Independent, '24 best summer books 2024' * A wonderful meditation on truth and falsehood, and the boundaries between fact and fiction * Spectator * A big, rich saga, tumbling with characters and big issues (feminism, slavery, truth) * The Times, 'Best Novels of 2023' * The Fraud is a complex mosaic of interweaving plots . . . The novel pulls off the trick of being both splendidly modern and authentically old and the characters are varied and entertaining * Independent, Best Books of 2023 * Ambitious in both style and subject matter, and bursting with Smiths trademark sprightly dialogue, The Fraud is also very funny * Guardian, 'Summer reading' *

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Zadie Smith is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW and Swing Time; as well as a novella, The Embassy of Cambodia; three collections of essays, Changing My Mind, Feel Free and Intimations; a collection of short stories, Grand Union; and the play, The Wife of Willesden, adapted from Chaucer. She is also the editor of The Book of Other People. Zadie Smith was born in north-west London, where she still lives. The Fraud is her first historical novel.