White Teeth

White Teeth: A Novel

Oh Zadie Smith, where have you been all my reading life? Great fictional tale of a mixed-race (Jamaican/English) family growing up in London intertwined with an immigrant family (Bengali) due to the fathers having stumbled across each other during WWII. Masterful weaving in of teeth, whether the light bits that hint of Iris becoming a dentist or the terrible things that come out of the old man racist’s mouth when the children go to deliver apples to him as a school charity project.