The Embassy of Cambodia

The Embassy of Cambodia

Book - 2013
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A rare and brilliant story from Zadie Smith, taking 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.
Publisher: London : 2013. Hamish Hamilton,
ISBN: 9780241146521
Branch Call Number: AF SMIT

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rlinda
Dec 28, 2016

Great quick read with lots of unexpected clever ideas and insights.

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Margush
Oct 20, 2016

A story about people who don't trust each other. Well written but too short.

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uncommonreader
Mar 07, 2015

A short novella set in North London that displays Smith's talents as a writer.

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finn75
May 25, 2014

A short story that allows us a glimpse into a young woman's life as an immigrant. A sad and hidden world where a woman is so vulnerable.

loveablelibrarian Mar 14, 2014

A short, moving portrait of the life of a domestic servant. Smith's mastery is clear here- the story is short but cuts deep.

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