The Perfect Nanny: A Novel

ISBN9780525506102
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedApril 2, 2019
Pages288
AuthorLeila Slimani
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.2 Kg.
Height7.5 in.
Width4.2 in.
Depth0.7 in.

The Perfect Nanny: A Novel

Leila Slimani

PAPERBACK

April 2, 2019

One of the 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR of The New York Times Book Review

*National Bestseller*

“You won't move until you reach the last page.” —People

She has the keys to their apartment. She knows everything. She has embedded herself so deeply in their lives that it now seems impossible to remove her.
 
When Myriam decides to return to work as a lawyer after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their son and daughter. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family’s chic Paris apartment, 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, motherhood, and madness—and the American debut of an immensely talented writer.

Get The Perfect Nanny: A Novel by Leila Slimani and other fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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Leila Slimani

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ISBN9780525506102
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedApril 2, 2019
Pages288
AuthorLeila Slimani
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.2 Kg.
Height7.5 in.
Width4.2 in.
Depth0.7 in.

Synopsis

One of the 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR of The New York Times Book Review

*National Bestseller*

“You won't move until you reach the last page.” —People

She has the keys to their apartment. She knows everything. She has embedded herself so deeply in their lives that it now seems impossible to remove her.
 
When Myriam decides to return to work as a lawyer after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their son and daughter. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family’s chic Paris apartment, 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, motherhood, and madness—and the American debut of an immensely talented writer.

Get The Perfect Nanny: A Novel by Leila Slimani and other fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“The first ‘hot’ novel of 2018 . . . Talk about a guilty pleasure.”

– The Washington Post

“Deliciously twisty . . . Slimani's exploration of race and class is razor-sharp and brilliantly provides the fuel for a hair-raising tale of domestic horror.”

– Entertainment Weekly

“A taut page-turner about what can happen when no one pays attention to what matters most . . . Illuminates the treatment of domestic workers, the petty ugliness that can be endemic to marriage, and the primal fears that accompany having children.”

– O, The Oprah Magazine