"A boldly Joycean appropriation, fortunately not so difficult of entry as its great model… Like Zadie Smith’s much-acclaimed predecessor WHITE TEETH (2000), NW is an urban epic."
"[NW] is that rare thing, a book that is radical and passionate and real."
"Endlessly fascinating... remarkable. ...The impression of Smith's casual brilliance is what constantly surprises, the way she tosses off insights about parenting and work that you've felt in some nebulous way but never been able to articulate."
"A marvelously accomplished work, perhaps her most polished yet."
"A triumph... As Smith threads together her characters' inner and outer worlds, every sentence sings."