Such a fun age

de Kiley Reid (2019)




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Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living showing other women how to do the same. A mother to two small girls, she started out as a blogger and has quickly built herself into a confidence-driven brand. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains’ toddler one night. Seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, 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 empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness 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.

Titre original : Such a Fun Age (2019)

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2020 Editions Bloomsbury

Anglaise Langue anglaise | 310 pages | Sortie : 7 Janvier 2020 | ISBN : 9781526612151

2019 [E-book] Editions G. P. Putnam's Sons

Anglaise Langue anglaise | 320 pages | Format : AZW | ISBN : 9780525541929

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  • maevarlt Le 16 Janvier 2020 à 15:20
    Ce livre était tellement intéressant avec des relations excessives, toxiques et racistes dans un monde moderne. Je n'ai pas été emballée par le personnage d'Emira, elle était assez fade et pas franchement intéressante, comme si elle était juste un symbole. Autrement, j'ai adoré et je recommande vivement !

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