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Such a fun age : a novel

Author: Kiley Reid
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Coming of age fiction
Domestic fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Novels
Social problem fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kiley Reid
ISBN: 052554190X 9780525541905
OCLC Number: 1090706582
Notes: January 2020 selection of Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine book club.
Description: 310 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Kiley Reid.

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Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, 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 things 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.

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