Variation #4567 of Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid


A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both

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Our Bookseller says:

“This debut opens with an unnamed but nameable tension and closes with a fist raised high, the narrative as tight as clenched knuckles.

This is a deceptively quick read with a plot that will burrow into your psyche and stay there for hours, days, weeks. It will expand and force people’s understanding of what many believe to be small moments, innocuous events, to expand as well. Reid covers a number of Big Idea topics like classism and sexism with aplomb, cracking the mirrors of fully-developed characters and scenes with such precision you wouldn’t notice it at first glance, each fracture branching and forking until they no longer recognize themselves.

See also: an antidote to prevalent White Savior narratives.” <3 Miranda

Similar: Symptomatic by Danzy Senna & The Mothers by Brit Bennett
Pair With: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Variation #4567 of Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid