On Beauty by Zadie Smith

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On Beauty
Cover of On Beauty by Zadie Smith
Author(s) Zadie Smith
Published June 4, 2005
Publisher Hamish Hamilton
Genre(s) Literary Fiction
Age group Adult

On Beauty by Zadie Smith is an adult literary fiction novel, originally published on June 4, 2005.

Trigger Warnings

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Age gap (inappropriate with sexually explicit scenes)
  • Cheating (major plot point)
  • Death
  • Disordered eating
  • N-word with -er ending was used
  • Panic attack
  • Physical abuse


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Black woman main character
  • Two mixed boys and a mixed girl


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