“One of the biggest books of the season…is Zadie Smith’s new novel, The Fraud. It’s a work of historical fiction—her first—set in Victorian England, and exploring art-that-imitates-life, abolitionism, and a scandalous case of identity theft that gripped the nation. It was an instant New York Times bestseller and has garnered some brilliant reviews in the three weeks it has been out so far. (The Observer said it was ‘almost flawless… her funniest novel yet.’)” Read more...
Notable Novels of Fall 2023
Five Books Editor