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The Perfect Nanny

(2018)
(Lullaby)
A novel by

 
 
*National Bestseller*

"A great novel . . . Incredibly engaging and disturbing . . . You read the entire novel knowing something terrible is coming. In that, Slimani has us in her thrall." - Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist and Hunger

"A book . . . that I've thought about pretty much every day . . . [It] felt less like an entertainment, or even a work of art, than like a compulsion. I found it extraordinary." - Lauren Collins, The New Yorker

"One of the most important books of the year. You can't unread it." - Barrie Hardymon, NPR's Weekend Edition


She has the keys to their apartment. She knows everything. She has embedded herself so deeply in their lives that it now seems impossible to remove her.


When Myriam decides to return to work as a lawyer after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their son and daughter. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family's chic Paris apartment, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. Building tension with every page, The Perfect Nanny is a compulsive, riveting, bravely observed exploration of power, class, race, domesticity, motherhood, and madness - and the American debut of an immensely talented writer.

The #1 international bestseller and winner of France's most prestigious literary prize, the Goncourt, by the author of Adele

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A taut and exquisitely written novel that will keep you up all night desperately turning the pages. This book is insanely good." - Kate Hamer

"A deeply disturbing, compulsive read that manages to make the monstrous pitiable, the inhuman humane." - Kiran Millwood Hargrave

"Terrifying and haunting . . . You won’t read a smarter, more chilling book this year." - Mel McGrath


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Hardback Editions

February 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Perfect Nanny (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Leila Slimani
ISBN: 1-4328-4788-0 / 978-1-4328-4788-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lullaby
Author(s): Leila Slimani
ISBN: 0-571-33754-6 / 978-0-571-33754-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lullaby
Author(s): Leila Slimani
ISBN: 0-571-33753-8 / 978-0-571-33753-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Perfect Nanny
Author(s): Slimani Leila Slimani
ISBN: 0-14-313217-2 / 978-0-14-313217-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lullaby
Author(s): Leila Slimani
ISBN: 0-571-34246-9 / 978-0-571-34246-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lullaby
Author(s): Leila Slimani
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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July 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Lullaby
Author(s): Leila Slimani
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lullaby
Author(s): Leila Slimani
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Kindle Editions

January 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Perfect Nanny: A Novel
Author(s): Leila Slimani
Publisher: Penguin Books
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January 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lullaby
Author(s): Leila Slimani
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU