The Bookworm Book Club meets monthly to discuss great books. We read both Chinese works in translation and world literature as the mood strikes us. This month we’ll be discussing Swing Time, the latest novel by Zadie Smith, one of the most influential British writers alive today.
From Penguin Random House on Swing Time:
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.