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Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Such a Fun Age

Kiley Reid

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Imprint: Bloomsbury Circus
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 7 Jan 2020
ISBN: 9781526612144

When 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 a 'personal brand' and the best of intentions, resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke and wary of Alix's desire to help. When she meets someone from Alix's past, the two women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know - about themselves, each other, and the messy dynamics of privilege.

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4 stars out of 5
Alice O'Keeffe
4 Oct 2019

"A sharply observed and well-crafted debut that explores race, class and privilege in contemporary Philadelphia"

A sharply observed and well-crafted debut that explores race, class and privilege in contemporary Philadelphia through the story of 25-year-old college graduate Emira who works as a babysitter, and her 30-something employer Alix, a successful blogger turned influencer. When Emira takes her two-year-old charge out one night, she is accused of kidnapping as she is black, and Alix's daughter is white. Alix is shocked, and determined to make it up to Emira, but her cringeworthy attempts reveal the true nature of a transactional relationship.

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