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Such a Fun Age

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
'A new literary star' The Times

The instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller
Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize

When 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.

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'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 Day

A Reese Witherspoon and Zoella Book Club Pick

A Sunday Times, Guardian, Times, Daily Mail, i, Daily Telegraph, Grazia and Evening Standard Summer Read

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"In Such a Fun Age, Emira Tucker's relationships with her employer and new boyfriend culminate in an unexpected, combustible triangle so ingeniously plotted and observed that my heart pounded as though I was reading a thriller. This is not a world of easy answers but one in which intentions don't match actions and expectations don't match consequences, where it is possible to mean something partly good and do something mostly bad. The result is both unsparing and compassionate, impossible to read without wincing in recognition--and questioning yourself. Such a Fun Age is nothing short of brilliant, and Kiley Reid is a writer we need now." - Chloe Benjamin

"Gripping, substantive, complicated, compelling, and just plain true. . . . These characters laid claim to me, and their stories became important to me in the way art does that to its readers, viewers, listeners. . . . Such a fantastic, serious, and, I should say, fun read." - Paul Harding

"Kiley Reid's witty debut asks complicated questions around race, domestic work, and the transactional nature of each." - Nafissa Thompson-Spires

"Such a Fun Age is such a fabulous book-a crisp, wry, and insightful novel about class, race, and relationships. Kiley Reid is a gifted young writer with a generosity that makes her keen social eye that much funnier and sharper." - Jess Walter


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Title: Such a Fun Age: Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize
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ISBN: 1-5266-1214-3 / 978-1-5266-1214-4 (UK edition)
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Title: Such a Fun Age
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Title: Such a Fun Age
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Title: Such a Fun Age
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Title: Such a Fun Age
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Title: Such a Fun Age: 2020's most hotly anticipated debut novel
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December 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Such a Fun Age: A Novel
Author(s): Kiley Reid
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Title: Such a Fun Age
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ISBN: 0-593-29461-0 / 978-0-593-29461-1 (USA edition)
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Title: Such a Fun Age
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Title: Such a Fun Age
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January 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Such a Fun Age
Author(s): Kiley Reid
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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December 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Such a Fun Age
Author(s): Kiley Reid
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Title: Such a Fun Age
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Publisher: Penguin Audio
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January 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Such a Fun Age: Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize
Author(s): Kiley Reid
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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December 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Such a Fun Age
Author(s): Kiley Reid
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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