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Swing Time

Trade Paperback
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November 2016
About the book: 

Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time  is a story about friendship and music and true identity, how they shape us and how we can survive them. Moving from north-west London to West Africa, it is an exuberant dance to the music of 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...

Longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

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