Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith, read by Ben Barnes.
Zadie Smith's deeply funny, subversive and splendidly entertaining The Autograph Man is a whirlwind tour of celebrity and our fame-obsessed times. Following one Alex-Li Tandem - a 20-something, Chinese Jewish autograph dealer turned on by sex, drugs and organised religion - it takes in London and New York, love and death, fathers and sons, as Alex tries to discover how a piece of paper can bring him closer to his heart's desire. Exposing our misconceptions about our idols - about ourselves - Zadie Smith delivers a brilliant, unforgettable tale about who we are and what we really want to be.
What the critics say
"A glorious concoction written by our most beguiling and original prose-wizard." (Independent on Sunday)
"A brilliant comedy with a tantalising throb of mystic philosophy underneath." (Philip Hensher, Books of the Year, Spectator)
"A pleasure from the first page to the last." (Evening Standard)