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Title:
The perfect nanny : a novel
Author:
Slimani, Leïla, 1981- author.
Uniform Title:
Chanson douce. English
Publication Information:
New York : Penguin Books, 2018.
Physical Description:
228 pages ; 20 cm
Summary:
"When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, 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, and motherhood--and the American debut of an immensely talented writer"--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780143132172
Format :
Book

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