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Such a Fun Age

Such a Fun Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

By Reid, Kiley

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A striking debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection between them that threatens to undo them both. Alix Chamberlain is a woman wh...o gets what she wants and has made a living showing other women how to do the same. A mom to two small girls, she started out as a blogger and has quickly built herself into a confidence-driven brand. She and her company, LetHer Speak, are a fixture on the working-mom-slash-CEO circuit. So, she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlain's toddler one night. Seeing a young black woman with a white child out late at night, 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 big-hearted empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age is a story for our times, unearthing the stickiness of transactional relationships, the complicated reality of being a grown up, and the consequences of doing the right thing for the wrong reasons.
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ISBN 9780593152379
Released NZ 21 Feb 2020
Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9780593152379
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc
Imprint Thorndike Press
Released 21 Feb 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Reid, Kiley
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 231mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 454g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women, Babysitters, Race relations, African American women, Large type books
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade