Such a Fun Age is a debut novel that explores issues of race and privilege through the story of a young black babysitter and her employer. Alix Chamberlain, a confident woman who has built a brand around empowering women, is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is accused of kidnapping while shopping with Alix’s toddler. Alix sets out to make things right, but Emira is skeptical of her intentions. When a video of the incident surfaces, it sets off a chain of events that will challenge their understanding of themselves and each other. The novel offers social commentary on transactional relationships, family, and the complexities of adulthood.
Year of Release: 2019
Author(s): Kiley Reid
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