Swing Time - Zadie Smith
Swing Time follows two young black women who grow up together in working-class northwest London in the 1980s, where music and especially dance become the focus of their childhoods. As adults they take two different paths in life, along with two different paths with dance, but always remain connected. While one is considered successful by going to school and maintaining a job, the other is left behind in her dreams. Smith challenges the reader, leaving her to question whether the narrator is more successful than her former friend in the end.