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The Embassy of Cambodia

(2013)
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Back on the terrain of NW, The Embassy of Cambodia is another remarkable work of fiction from Zadie Smith. This unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition is read by the author herself. 'The fact is, if we followed the history of every little country in the world -- in its dramatic as well as its quiet times -- we would have no space left in which to live our own lives or apply ourselves to our necessary tasks, never mind indulge in occasional pleasures, like swimming...'

First published this Spring in the New Yorker, The Embassy of Cambodia is a rare and brilliant story that takes us deep into the life of a young woman, Fatou, domestic servant to the Derawals and escapee from one set of hardships to another. Beginning and ending outside the Embassy of Cambodia, which happens to be located in Willesden, NW London, Zadie Smith's absorbing, moving and wryly observed story suggests how the apparently small things in an ordinary life always raise larger, more extraordinary questions.

Zadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975. She is the author of the novels NW, White Teeth, The Autograph Man and On Beauty, and of a collection of essays, Changing My Mind. She is also the editor of The Book of Other People.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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November 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Embassy of Cambodia
Author(s): Zadie Smith
ISBN: 0-241-14652-6 / 978-0-241-14652-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
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October 2016 : UK Paperback

Title: The Embassy of Cambodia
Author(s): Zadie Smith
ISBN: 0-241-30351-6 / 978-0-241-30351-1 (UK edition)
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November 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Embassy of Cambodia
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Title: The Embassy of Cambodia
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November 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Embassy of Cambodia
Author(s): Zadie Smith
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK