On the strength of novels like White Teeth and NW, Zadie Smith has established herself as one of the most respected and popular novelists of her generation. She is also a capable writer of short fiction, and in this collection of 19 short stories, Smith combines her power of observation and her inimitable voice in such tales as "Miss Adele Amidst the Corsets," "Two Men Arrive in a Village," "Kelso Deconstructed," and "Parents' Morning Epiphany."
"Zadie Smith is fearless…. She experiments with form, with language, with conjecture, with the absurd…. This is Smith at her best, integrating a compelling story line with perceptiveness and social commentary." —Washington Post