The instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller.
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.
*A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK*
*A ZOELLA BOOK CLUB PICK*
*A TIMES, STYLIST, ELLE AND GLAMOUR BEST BOOK OF 2020*
‘An essential new talent’ Guardian
A funny, charismatic book that will fire off a million debates . . . The one to watch’ Sunday Times
‘I couldn’t put this down’ Jojo Moyes
‘Bites into the zeitgeist then spits it out with gusto’ Stylist
‘Twists that made me gasp out loud . . . A gripping page-turner’ Madeline Miller
‘A beautiful tale of how we live now’ Elizabeth Day
‘Charming, authentic and every bit as entertaining as it is calmly, intelligently damning’ Observer