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‘A new literary star’ — The Times

The instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller

Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize

A Times, Guardian, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, Red, Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan Book of the Year

When Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for ‘kidnapping’ the white child she’s actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chain of events. 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.

When a surprising connection emerges between the two women, it sends them on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know – about themselves, each other, and the messy dynamics of privilege.

‘Essential. This year’s hit debut’ — Guardian

‘A biting tale of race and class’ — Sunday Times

‘I couldn’t put this down’ — Jojo Moyes

‘Bites into the zeitgeist then spits it out with gusto. You really should read it, ASAP’ — Stylist

‘About power dynamics, race, social commentary, and also why and how we are the woman we are’ — Pandora Sykes

‘An extraordinarily deft debut, written with wisdom, kindness and sharp humour’ — Daily Mail

‘A beautiful tale of how we live now’ — Elizabeth Day

A Reese Witherspoon and Zoella Book Club Pick