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Such a Fun Age

Such a Fun Age (Hardback)

By Reid, Kiley

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A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.... Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living showing other women how to do the same. A mother to two small girls, she started out as a blogger and has quickly built herself into a confidence-driven brand. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night. Seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, a security guard at their local high-end supermarket accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make it right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other. With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone family, the complicated reality of being a grown up, and the consequences of doing the right thing for the wrong reason.
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ISBN 9780525541905
Released NZ 31 Dec 2019
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780525541905
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons
Imprint G.P. Putnam's Sons
Released 31 Dec 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Reid, Kiley
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 499g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Babysitters, Race relations, African American women, Interpersonal relations, Malicious accusations
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade