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Such a Fun Age: The instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller (New York Times Bestsellers 2020)

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'Utterly phenomenal' JESSIE BURTON'Will have the same impact as Sally Rooney' PANDORA SYKES'I couldn't put this down' JOJO MOYES'Kiley Reid is the writer we need now' CHLOE BENJAMINAlix 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.With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the awkwardness 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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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781526612151
ISBN-10: 1526612151
Pagini: 320
Dimensiuni: 135 x 216 x 19 mm
Greutate: 0.34 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Circus
Seriile New York Times Bestsellers 2020 , Cărți recomandate de Reese Witherspoon

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Caracteristici

For readers of Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere, Candice Carty-Williams's Queenie, Diana Evans's Ordinary People, Tayari Jones's An American Marriage and Joanne Ramos's The Farm

Notă biografică

Kiley Reid is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was awarded the Truman Capote Fellowship. Before becoming a writer, she worked as a babysitter for six years.


Recenzii

Reid is a dialogue genius. Her evenhandedness with her varied cast of characters is impressive. Charming, challenging, and so interesting you can hardly put it down
What a joy to find a debut novel so good that it leaves you looking forward to the rest of its author's career . . . A tantalisingly plotted tale about the way we live now . . . Such a Fun Age speaks for itself; I suspect it will turn its writer into a star
Will fire off a million debates . . . The pages sing with charisma and humour
Razor-sharp . . . Reid writes with a confidence and verve that produce magnetic prose . . . A cracking debut - charming, authentic and every bit as entertaining as it is calmly, intelligently damning
Smart, fast-paced and beautifully observed, Reid tackles timely themes around race and political correctness with wit and verve
Witty and incisive . . . What Kiley Reid's debut novel delivers is a more compelling indictment of humans, of how we interact with ourselves and each other, than most writers could muster . . . A dazzlingly clear-eyed study of relationships: between partners, mothers and daughters, peers and friends
I LOVED this extraordinarily deft debut, written with wisdom, kindness and sharp humour . . . Clever, compelling and beautifully written
Marks the arrival of a serious new talent
A voice to watch . . . A smart, witty debut that smuggles sharp points about racial blindness, privilege and the gig economy inside a zesty comedy of manners
One of the most buzzed-about books of 2020 - and for good reason . . . Brilliant at capturing relationships, as well as the obliviousness of white privilege. Smart, punchy, well-paced and with an irresistible twist
As a layered and evocative social commentary, Reid makes an excellent job of it, drilling down into the virtue-signalling and motivations of the white liberal elite. She wraps serious messages in chatty prose that is a pleasure to read: dialogue crackles, characters pulse with the tics of modern American specimens . . . It's witty and subversive and leaves you feeling impressively uncomfortable
Kiley Reid has written the most provocative page-turner of the year . . . Such a Fun Age nestles a nuanced take on racial biases and class divides into a page-turning saga of betrayals, twists and perfectly awkward relationships . . . Feels bound for book-club glory, due to its sheer readability
Fun is the operative word in Kiley Reid's delectably discomfiting debut. The buzzed-about novel takes a thoroughly modern approach to the timeless upstairs-downstairs trope . . . This page-turner goes down like comfort food, but there's no escaping the heartburn
A most perfect start to my 2020 reading adventures
Touching on race, class and white privilege, Kiley Reid's page-turner keeps you flipping to see what happens next
A whip-smart, keenly observed and thought-provoking examination of privilege, race and gender
Grapples with racism and nods to titans of literature . . . A vivid page-turner
The first time in a long time that I had a novel glued to my hands for two days. This so seldom happens to me. It is so good! So witty, so apposite to basically EVERYTHING going on right now, so touching and humane, just utterly phenomenal
A startling, razor-sharp debut. Kiley Reid has written a book with no easy answers, instead filling her story with delicious grey areas and flawed points of view. It's both wildly fun and breathtakingly wise, deftly and confidently confronting issues of race, class, and privilege. I have to admit, I'm in awe
I loved this. I think it will have the same impact as Sally Rooney. Wry and intricately observed
Culminates in an unexpected, combustible triangle so ingeniously plotted and observed that my heart pounded as though I was reading a thriller . . . Such a Fun Age is nothing short of brilliant, and Kiley Reid is the writer we need now
A brilliant debut about race, power and privilege
I fell headfirst into this book and read it in one weekend. Afterwards, I felt like I'd walked a marathon in each of the characters' shoes. The kind of writing that changes the way you see yourself and others
Touching on race, class, privilege, power dynamics and the emotional toll of domestic workers, Reid's critically acclaimed debut makes for urgent, timely reading
Kiley Reid's propulsive, page-turning book is full of complex characters and even more complex truths - this is a bullseye of a debut
A crisp, wry and insightful novel about class, race and relationships. Kiley Reid is a gifted young writer with a generosity that makes her keen social eye that much funnier and sharper
Kiley Reid has delivered a poignant novel that could not be more necessary
Kiley Reid's witty debut asks complicated questions around race, domestic work and the transactional nature of each
Gripping, substantive, complicated, compelling and just plain true . These characters laid claim to me, and their stories became important to me in the way art does that to its readers, viewers, listeners . Such a fantastic, serious and, I should say, fun read
Reid excels at depicting subtle variations and manifestations of self-doubt, and astutely illustrates how, when coupled with unrecognised white privilege, this emotional and professional insecurity can result in unintended - as well as willfully unseen - consequences. This is an impressive, memorable first outing
This is a deft coming-of-age story for the current American moment, one written so confidently it's hard to believe it's a first novel. Kiley Reid explores serious issues - race, class, sex, power, ambition and what it's like to live in our hyperconnected world - with a light touch and sly humour
Reid is a sharp and delightful storyteller, with a keen eye, buoyant prose, and twists that made me gasp out loud. Such a Fun Age is a gripping page-turner with serious things to say about racism, class, gender, parenting, and privilege
Kiley Reid has written a timely novel that asks what we owe to those we care for in this complicated world. With intimate, touching observations, Reid details the lives of two complicated, loving women who are trying to figure out how to live their best lives in a world that does not always make space for them to do so
Kiley Reid writes with a deceptively easy prose, and a forensic eye for the emotional self-sabotage and hypocrisies that make us human. I couldn't put this down
In her debut novel, Reid illuminates difficult truths about race, society, and power with a fresh, light hand. We're all familiar with the phrases white privilege and race relations, but rarely has a book vivified these terms in such a lucid, absorbing, graceful, forceful but unforced way