Such A Fun Age
Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her young black babysitter, Emira Tucker, is accused by a security guard of kidnapping the Chamberlains’ toddler at the supermarket one night. 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. 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.
‘A new literary star’ The TimesThe instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellerLonglisted for the 2020 Booker PrizeA Times, Guardian, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, Red, Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan Book of the YearWhen Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for ‘kidnapping’ the white child she’s actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chain of events. Her employer Alix, a feminist blogger with the best of intentions, resolves to make things right.But Emira herself is aimless, broke and wary of Alix’s desire to help. When a surprising connection emerges between the two women, it sends them on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know – about themselves, each other, and the messy dynamics of privilege.__________________________‘Essential. This year’s hit debut’ Guardian‘A biting tale of race and class’ Sunday Times‘I couldn’t put this down’ Jojo Moyes‘Bites into the zeitgeist then spits it out with gusto. You really should read it, ASAP’ Stylist‘About power dynamics, race, social commentary, and also why and how we are the woman we are’ Pandora Sykes‘An extraordinarily deft debut, written with wisdom, kindness and sharp humour’ Daily Mail‘A beautiful tale of how we live now’ Elizabeth DayA Reese Witherspoon and Zoella Book Club Pick
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