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Such a Fun Age - by Kiley Reid (Hardcover)

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Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 6 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)

Weight: 1.1 Pounds

Number of Pages: 320

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Literary

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

Author: Kiley Reid

Age Range: Adult

Featured book lists: New York Times Bestsellers

Language: English

Street Date: December 31, 2019
TCIN: 76492827
UPC: 9780525541905
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-8175
Origin: Made in the USA


One of Marie Claire's 10 Best Books of Winter 2019
One of Real Simple's Most Anticipated Books of 2020

"One of the most anticipated novels of the season." --Marie Claire

"This piercing social commentary on race and class manages to be, well, such a fun book to read." --Real Simple

"[A] sharp and gripping debut...Written with both empathy and unflinching candor, Reid's novel delivers piercing social commentary on race and privilege in America that will have you contemplating it long after you finish reading." --Book Riot

"This novel about race and privilege is the book we all need to read as the 2020 election year approaches." --Electric Literature

"Brilliant...Witty, relevant, and thought-provoking, Such a Fun Age tackles issues of race, privilege, and the nature of transactional relationships." --BookBub

"Reid's debut sparkles with sharp observations and perfect details--food, d�cor, clothes, social media, etc.--and she's a dialogue genius, effortlessly incorporating toddler-ese, witty boyfriend-speak, and African-American Vernacular English. . . Her evenhandedness with her varied cast of characters is impressive. . . Charming, challenging, and so interesting you can hardly put it down." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"In her debut novel, Reid illuminates difficult truths about race, society, and power with a fresh, light hand. We're all familiar with the phrases white privilege and race relations, but rarely has a book vivified these terms in such a lucid, absorbing, graceful, forceful, but unforced way." --Library Journal (starred review)

"Reid crafts a nuanced portrait of a young black woman struggling to define herself apart from the white people in her life who are all too ready to speak and act on her behalf....Reid excels at depicting subtle variations and manifestations of self-doubt, and astutely illustrates how, when coupled with unrecognized white privilege, this emotional and professional insecurity can result in unintended--as well as willfully unseen--consequences. This is an impressive, memorable first outing." --Publishers Weekly

"Such a Fun Age is a startling, razor-sharp debut. Kiley Reid has written a book with no easy answers, instead, filling her story with delicious gray areas and flawed points of view. It's both wildly fun and breathtakingly wise, deftly and confidently confronting issues of race, class, and privilege. I have to admit, I'm in awe." --Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of Daisy Jones & the Six

"This is not a world of easy answers but one in which intentions don't match actions and expectations don't match consequences, where it is possible to mean something partly good and do something mostly bad. The result is both unsparing and compassionate, impossible to read without wincing in recognition--and questioning yourself. Such a Fun Age is nothing short of brilliant, and Kiley Reid is the writer we need now." --Chloe Benjamin, author of The Immortalists

"Kiley Reid has written a timely novel that asks what we owe to those we care for in this complicated world. With intimate, touching observations, Reid details the lives of two complicated, loving women who are trying to figure out how to live their best lives in a world that does not always make space for them to do so." --Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman

"Kiley Reid's propulsive, page-turning book is full of complex characters and even more complex truths. This is a bullseye of a debut." --Emma Straub, author of Modern Lovers

"This is a deft coming-of-age story for the current American moment, one written so confidently it's hard to believe it's a first novel. Kiley Reid explores serious issues--race, class, sex, power, ambition, and what it's like to live in our hyperconnected world--with a light touch and sly humor." --Rumaan Alam, author of That Kind of Mother

"Kiley Reid writes with a deceptively easy prose and a forensic eye for the emotional self-sabotage and hypocrisies that make us human. I couldn't put this down." --Jojo Moyes

"Such a Fun Age is such a fabulous book-a crisp, wry, and insightful novel about class, race, and relationships. Kiley Reid is a gifted young writer with a generosity that makes her keen social eye that much funnier and sharper." --Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins

"Kiley Reid's witty debut asks complicated questions around race, domestic work, and the transactional nature of each." --Nafissa Thompson-Spires, author of Heads of the Colored People

"Gripping, substantive, complicated, compelling, and just plain true....These characters laid claim to me, and their stories became important to me in the way art does that to its readers, viewers, listeners....Such a fantastic, serious, and, I should say, fun read." --Paul Harding, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tinkers

"Such a Fun Age is such a fresh voice. It's a unique, honest portrayal of what it's like to be a black woman in America today. Kiley Reid has delivered a poignant novel that could not be more necessary." --Lena Waithe

"The first time in a long time that I had a novel glued to my hands for two days...Such a Fun Age is so witty, so touching and humane. Just utterly phenomenal." --Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist

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