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Los mejores años / Such a Fun Age

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Los mejores años / Such a Fun Age

By  Kiley Reid
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La novela revelación que marca el nacimiento de una nueva estrella literaria. El debut que se ha catapultado a lo más alto de las listas a ambos lados del Atlántico.

Cuando a Emira la detienen en la tienda del barrio acomodado de la familia para la que trabaja de canguro, acusándola de haber secuestrado a la niña a la que cuida, no le cabe duda de que el motivo es el color de su piel. Emira quiere pasar página, pero su jefa, Alix, está dispuesta a lo que sea con tal de ayudarla y no va a permitírselo.

Alix Chamberlain siempre consigue lo que quiere. No es consciente del privilegio que le otorgan su dinero y ser blanca, y la vida de Emira es lo más interesante que le ha pasado últimamente. Cuando ambas descubren que tienen en común mucho más de lo que creían, su forma de ver el mundo, e incluso a sí mismas, da un vuelco que pone sus vidas patas arriba.





"The most provocative page-turner of the year." --Entertainment Weekly

"I urge you to read Such a Fun Age." --NPR

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, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, 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 things right.

But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's 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 Alix's 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," and the complicated reality of being a grown up. It is a searing debut for our times.

KILEY REID (1987, California) se formó en el Taller de Escritores de Iowa, que le otorgó la beca Truman Capote. Los mejores años es su primera novela.

ISBN: 9781644733639

ISBN-10: 9781644733639

Publisher: Suma de Letras

Publication Date: 04/20/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/20/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 320

Language: Spanish


Fiction / Literary

Fiction / Women

Fiction / Coming of Age

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