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The perfect nanny : a novel

Author: Leïla Slimani
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Suspense fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Slimani, Leïla, 1981-
Perfect nanny.
New York : Penguin Books, 2018
(DLC) 2017046748
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leïla Slimani
ISBN: 9780143132172 0143132172
OCLC Number: 988858995
Language Note: In English, translated from the French.
Description: 228 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Chanson douce.
Responsibility: Leila Slimani ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor.

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"When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. Building tension with every page, The Perfect Nanny is a compulsive, riveting, bravely observed exploration of power, class, race, domesticity, and motherhood--and the American debut of an immensely talented writer"--

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