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Such a Fun Age

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Emira, a recent graduate unsure of her future, is hired by wealthy social influencer Alix to babysit her children. While Alix tries to make Emira feel like family, a shocking incident of racial prejudice at a local grocery store sets in motion a series of events that force both women to question their beliefs and life choices. Set against the backdrop of the Black Lives Matter movement, Reid has delivered a sharp, witty debut on motherhood, female friendship and race in America.

- Nicola Kennedy, Dubray Bray

'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 BENJAMIN

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.

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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ISBN 9781526612151
Published 07/01/2020
Binding Paperback
Pages 320
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Emira, a recent graduate unsure of her future, is hired by wealthy social influencer Alix to babysit her children. While Alix tries to make Emira feel like family, a shocking incident of racial prejudice at a local grocery store sets in motion a series of events that force both women to question their beliefs and life choices. Set against the backdrop of the Black Lives Matter movement, Reid has delivered a sharp, witty debut on motherhood, female friendship and race in America.

- Nicola Kennedy, Dubray Bray

'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 BENJAMIN

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.

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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