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The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani

The Perfect Nanny

The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
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Jan 09, 2018 | 240 Pages
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“A masterpiece: a brilliant exploration of the collision of race, gender, and class wrapped up in a gripping psychological thriller. I absolutely loved it—and read it in one sitting.” —Amy Chua, New York Times bestselling author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and Political Tribes

“A taut and exquisitely written novel that will keep you up all night desperately turning the pages. This book is insanely good.” —Kate Hamer, bestselling author of The Girl in the Red Coat

“Terrifying and haunting . . . You won’t read a smarter, more chilling book this year.” —Mel McGrath, author of Give Me the Child

“A deeply disturbing, compulsive read that manages to make the monstrous pitiable, the inhuman humane.” —Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Cartographer’s Daughter and The Girl of Ink and Stars

“Is The Perfect Nanny the next Gone Girl? This author’s book on a killer nanny is next year’s must-read. . . . As far as first pages go, this one slams you in the guts. . . . Anyone reading [it] can tell within a few paragraphs that its author is a mother . . . who has felt firsthand the perfect split of agony, ecstasy and mind-numbing boredom that motherhood entails.” —The Telegraph

“The novel, which draws on elements from the real story of a nanny from the Dominican Republic who has been accused of killing two children under her care in New York in 2012, pieces together disparate events that culminate in a nightmarish outcome.” —The New York Times

“A devastating, entrancing, literary psychological drama supported by absorbing character studies . . . Readers won’t be able to look away.”—Booklist 

“Expertly probes [a mother’s] guilt at leaving her children with a stranger . . . Those seeking a thought-provoking character study will appreciate this gripping anatomy of a crime.” —Publishers Weekly

“The why of this horrific crime remains unfathomable, rendering it all the more frightening.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Tightly written . . . Slimani . . . cleverly drills down into the parent-nanny dynamic, one so often loaded with judgement and guilt, particularly for women.” —Marie Claire (U.K.)

“A riveting exploration of power, jealousy and resentment.” —The Bookseller, Editor’s Choice

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