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White Teeth

White Teeth

  

by Zadie Smith

Clara Bowden Jones Timeline and Summary

  • Clara moves to London with her mother in 1972.
  • In 1974, she and Ryan Topps get in the scooter accident that knocks out Clara's front teeth.
  • She meets Archie Jones on New Year's Day 1975, when she walks down the stairs in a commune. They are married six weeks later.
  • By February of that year, Clara has abandoned all faith.
  • Clara and her mother stop speaking.
  • Not too long after she and Archie are married, Clara becomes pregnant with Irie.
  • During this time, she and Alsana, Archie's friend's wife, form a cautious friendship.
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