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'A new literary star' The TimesThe instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellerLonglisted for the 2020 Booker PrizeA Times, Guardian, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, Red, Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan Book of the YearWhen Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for 'kidnapping' the white child she's actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chain of events. Her employer Alix, a feminist blogger with the best of intentions, resolves to make things right.But Emira herself is aimless, broke and wary of Alix's desire to help. When a surprising connection emerges between the two women, it sends them on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know - about themselves, each other, and the messy dynamics of privilege.__________________________'Essential. This year's hit debut' Guardian'A biting tale of race and class' Sunday Times'I couldn't put this down' Jojo Moyes'Bites into the zeitgeist then spits it out with gusto. You really should read it, ASAP' Stylist'About power dynamics, race, social commentary, and also why and how we are the woman we are' Pandora Sykes'An extraordinarily deft debut, written with wisdom, kindness and sharp humour' Daily Mail'A beautiful tale of how we live now' Elizabeth DayA Reese Witherspoon and Zoella Book Club Pick

Such a fun age - Kiley Reid

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Title
Such a fun age
Author
Kiley Reid
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Bloomsbury
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20201229

'A new literary star' The TimesThe instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellerLonglisted for the 2020 Booker PrizeA Times, Guardian, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, Red, Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan Book of the YearWhen Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for 'kidnapping' the white child she's actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chain of events. Her employer Alix, a feminist blogger with the best of intentions, resolves to make things right.But Emira herself is aimless, broke and wary of Alix's desire to help. When a surprising connection emerges between the two women, it sends them on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know - about themselves, each other, and the messy dynamics of privilege.__________________________'Essential. This year's hit debut' Guardian'A biting tale of race and class' Sunday Times'I couldn't put this down' Jojo Moyes'Bites into the zeitgeist then spits it out with gusto. You really should read it, ASAP' Stylist'About power dynamics, race, social commentary, and also why and how we are the woman we are' Pandora Sykes'An extraordinarily deft debut, written with wisdom, kindness and sharp humour' Daily Mail'A beautiful tale of how we live now' Elizabeth DayA Reese Witherspoon and Zoella Book Club Pick

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KILEY REID earned her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was awarded the Truman Capote Fellowship and taught creative writing with a focus on race and class. Such a Fun Age, her first book, was both a Sunday Times and a New York Times bestseller and was longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. She lives in Philadelphia. kileyreid.com | @kileyreid

This is the calling card of a virtuoso talent ... I had thought of ending this review by predicting that Kiley Reid may be the next Sally Rooney. But Such a Fun Age is so fresh and essential that I predict instead that next year we'll be anxiously awaiting the next Kiley Reid
Guardian

What a joy to find a debut novel so good that it leaves you looking forward to the rest of its author's career . . . A tantalisingly plotted tale about the way we live now . . . Such a Fun Age speaks for itself; I suspect it will turn its writer into a star
The Times

Will fire off a million debates . . .
The pages sing with charisma and humour
Sunday Times

Razor-sharp . . . Reid writes with a confidence and verve that produce magnetic prose . . . A cracking debut - charming, authentic and every bit as entertaining as it is calmly, intelligently damning
Observer

Smart, fast-paced and beautifully observed, Reid tackles timely themes around race and political correctness with wit and verve
Mail on Sunday

Witty and incisive . . . What Kiley Reid's debut novel delivers is a more compelling indictment of humans, of how we interact with ourselves and each other, than most writers could muster . . . A dazzlingly clear-eyed study of relationships: between partners, mothers and daughters, peers and friends
Financial Times

I LOVED this extraordinarily deft debut, written with wisdom, kindness and sharp humour . . . Clever, compelling and beautifully written
Daily Mail

Marks the arrival of a serious new talent
i

A voice to watch . . . A smart, witty debut that smuggles sharp points about racial blindness, privilege and the gig economy inside a zesty comedy of manners
Metro

One of the most buzzed-about books of 2020 - and for good reason . . . Brilliant at capturing relationships, as well as the obliviousness of white privilege. Smart, punchy, well-paced and with an irresistible twist
Elle

As a layered and evocative social commentary, Reid makes an excellent job of it, drilling down into the virtue-signalling and motivations of the white liberal elite. She wraps serious messages in chatty prose that is a pleasure to read: dialogue crackles, characters pulse with the tics of modern American specimens . . . It's witty and subversive and leaves you feeling impressively uncomfortable
Sunday Times

Kiley Reid has written the most provocative page-turner of the year . . . Such a Fun Age nestles a nuanced take on racial biases and class divides into a page-turning saga of betrayals, twists and perfectly awkward relationships . . . Feels bound for book-club glory, due to its sheer readability
Entertainment Weekly

Fun is the operative word in Kiley Reid's delectably discomfiting debut. The buzzed-about novel takes a thoroughly modern approach to the timeless upstairs-downstairs trope . . . This page-turner goes down like comfort food, but there's no escaping the heartburn
Vogue

A most perfect start to my 2020 reading adventures
Sarah Jessica Parker

Touching on race, class and white privilege, Kiley Reid's page-turner keeps you flipping to see what happens next
Marie Claire

A whip-smart, keenly observed and thought-provoking examination of privilege, race and gender
Daily Mail

Grapples with racism and nods to titans of literature . . . A vivid page-turner
Vanity Fair

The first time in a long time that I had a novel glued to my hands for two days. This so seldom happens to me. It is so good! So witty, so apposite to basically EVERYTHING going on right now, so touching and humane, just utterly phenomenal
Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist

A startling, razor-sharp debut. Kiley Reid has written a book with no easy answers, instead filling her story with delicious grey areas and flawed points of view. It's both wildly fun and breathtakingly wise, deftly and confidently confronting issues of race, class, and privilege. I have to admit, I'm in awe
Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones and the Six

Type
BOOK
Edition
1st paperback ed
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
310

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