‘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