Such A Fun Age - Kiley Reid

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“Emira had met several "Mrs. Chamberlains" before. They were all rich and overly nice and particularly lovely to the people that served them. Emira knew that Mrs. Chamberlain wanted a friendship, but she also knew that Mrs. Chamberlain would never display the same efforts of kindness with her friends as she did with Emira: "accidentally" ordering two salads and offering one to Emira, or sending her home with a bag filled with frozen dinners and soups.”

The novel starts when Emira Tucker, a 25 year old black woman, was accused of kidnapping by a supermarket security guard when she was doing her work as a part-time babysitter to a white family. Alix, her employer and a feminist blogger, resolved to ‘make things right’ with Emira, who is wary of her help. It’s a book that explores the stickiness of transactional relationships and what it means to make someone "family".

  • Format Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions 153 x 224 x 25mm | 373g
  • Publication date 31 Dec 2019
  • Publisher Random House USA Inc
  • Publication City/Country New York, United States
  • Language English
  • ISBN13 9780593087336