Such a Fun Age

Bok av 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. Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living showing other women how to do the same. A mother to two small girls, she started out as a blogger and has quickly built herself into a confidence-driven brand. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains toddler one night. Seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, a security guard at their local high-end supermarket accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make it right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alixs desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alixs past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other. With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone family, the complicated reality of being a grown up, and the consequences of doing the right thing for the wrong reason.
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När Emira grips i en stormarknad för att ha ”kidnappat” barnet hon faktiskt barnvaktar, är det en explosiv händelsekedja. När hennes arbetsgivare Alix, en bloggare med de bästa avsikterna, planerar att göra saker rätt. Men Emira själv är mållös, trasig och tveksam till Alix önskan att hjälpa till. När en överraskande koppling uppstår mellan de två kvinnorna skickar den dem på en kraschkurs som kommer att öka allt de tror att de vet - om sig själva, varandra och den röriga dynamiken i privilegiet.

Det här var en riktigt gripande och snabb läsning. Jag tyckte mycket om bokens ämnen och det får mig som vit person att tänka på hur något jag gör med de bästa avsikterna kan tolkas helt annorlunda av någon annan.