Salon@615 Special Edition with Zadie Smith at Belmont University

Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Zadie Smith in conversation with Ann Patchett  for a discussion of her new book Swing Time as a part of our Salon@615speaker series. This event will be held at Belmont University McAfee Concert Hall.

Ticket Information:

This salon is a ticketed event.  Tickets are $31.50 and will include a copy of the book.   A student ticket is $5 and does not include a copy of the book.

About Swing Time:

Two brown girls dream of being dancers but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either.  Tracey makes it to the chorus line but struggles with adult life, while her friend leaves the old neighborhood behind, traveling the world as an assistant to a famous singer, Aimee, observing close up how the one percent live. 

But when Aimee develops grand philanthropic ambitions, the story moves from London to West Africa, where diaspora tourists travel back in time to find their roots, young men risk their lives to escape into a different future, the women dance just like Tracey the same twists, the same shakes and the origins of a profound inequality are not a matter of distant history, but a present dance to the music of time.

About Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith was born in Northwest London in 1975 and still lives in the area. She is the author of White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, Changing My Mind, and NW.

About Salon@615:

Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership between the Nashville Public LibraryHumanities TennesseeBookPageParnassus Books and the Nashville Public Library Foundation. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author talks and book signings to our community.

Since its inception in early 2011, Salon@615 has become a regular and vital author reading series on Nashville’s cultural calendar.

This event will be held at Belmont University in the McAfee Concert Hall.  Tickets are required, include a book, and are available at Salon@615. 


Event date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Belmont University - McAfee Concert Hall
2100 Belmont Blvd
Nashville, TN
Swing Time Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594203985
Availability: Special Order - Usually Arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Press - November 15th, 2016