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The Resource The perfect nanny : a novel, Leila Slimani ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor

The perfect nanny : a novel, Leila Slimani ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor

Label
The perfect nanny : a novel
Title
The perfect nanny
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Leila Slimani ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, 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, and motherhood--and the American debut of an immensely talented writer"--
Member of
Summary
Follows the relationship between a working French-Moroccan couple and their too-good-to-be-true nanny, whose devotion to their children spirals into a psychologically charged cycle of jealousies, resentments and violence
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10618538
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slimani, Leïla
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Taylor, Sam
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nannies
  • Social classes
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Families
  • Murder
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
Target audience
adult
Label
The perfect nanny : a novel, Leila Slimani ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in French as Chanson Douce by Editions Gallimard, Paris." -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988858995
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780143132172
Lccn
2017038080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988858995
Label
The perfect nanny : a novel, Leila Slimani ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in French as Chanson Douce by Editions Gallimard, Paris." -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn988858995
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780143132172
Lccn
2017038080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)988858995

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