After a late-night emergency request, Emira is apprehended in a supermarket and accused of kidnapping the young child she’s been asked to babysit. The child’s well-meaning mother, Alix, wants to make it up to her. Several twists and turns later, connections are uncovered which lead them to regard each other with renewed perspectives.
This book was longlisted for the Booker Prize, Reid has gained great acclaim due to her sharp observations of relationships between friends, partners, employers and employees set in a modern America. A witty social commentary, artfully delivered in a conversational way, the subtlety emphasises serious issues of racial tension and privilege.
It is thought provoking and may make you feel uncomfortable,but you are compelled to read on in the
hope of a good outcome.
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing ISBN 152661216X