Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 May 2020. 'Such a Fun Age is a startling, razor-sharp debut. Bloomsbury is to embark on "one of its biggest campaigns" ahead of the paperback release of Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. Unable to add item to List. such a fun age by Kiley Reid ‧ RELEASE DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 The relationship between a privileged White mom and her Black babysitter is strained by race-related complications. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 January 2020. Approved third parties also use these tools in connection with our display of ads. Sorry, there was a problem saving your cookie preferences. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I very much looking forward to read more from her in the future. -- Madeline Miller, author of Circe " Such a Fun Age is a startling, razor-sharp debut. How did the narration impact your reading experience? Before the late-night incident with her three-year-old daughter at the Market Depot, Alix Chamberlain barely noticed her black babysitter, let alone considered her thoughts or feelings. 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. The story does wander a bit at times but quickly reverts to theme. 2 copies available online - Usually dispatched within 48 hours. While some characters are able to do this naturally, other characters have a more difficult journey. Such a Fun Age is clever, funny, provocative and oh so refreshing. A modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, SuperSummary offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. White people assume niceness is the answer to racial inequality. ‘Race-related explorations and astute musings on friendship, motherhood, marriage, love’ … Kiley Reid. It is her debut novel and was published by G. P. Putnam's Sons on December 31, 2019. He only dates black women, and seems to have exclusively black friends. In one scene, her frustration with Kelley spills over: “I need you to get that like … being angry and yelling in a store means something different for me than it would for you.” It’s not opacity of vocabulary or vernacular that renders us so impenetrable to one another, the novel suggests, but rather our unwillingness to pay attention. "I urge you to read Such a Fun Age." There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. Such a Fun Age arrives at a point where the transatlantic mainstream ostensibly appears more open to the uncomfortable truths that critique white privilege. It is absolutely phenomenal; engaging, important & refreshing. I found it cheesy, immature and at times I literally cringed, it feels best suited as a teen read. âSuch a Fun Ageâ came out Dec. 31, and Elle magazine has already hailed it â¦ Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. 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. . Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. S author Kiley Reid offers a refreshing take on an age-old question: can we connect across barriers of race, gender, wealth and privilege? Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 February 2020. Try again. This is the situation that Kiley Reid's protagonist, Emira, finds herself in at the start of her novel, SUCH A FUN AGE. 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