Tracey and the Narrator (unnamed) meet in 1982 as they are both signing up for a ballet class at a church in a... Summary and book reviews of Swing Time by Zadie Smith. Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them. Ms.
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