The perfect nanny

Leïla Slimani, 1981-

Large print - 2018

"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, jealous...y, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau."--Page 4 of cover.

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Domestic fiction
Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2018.
Large print edition
Item Description
"Originally published in French as Chanson Douce by Editions Gallimard, Paris." -- Title page verso.
Physical Description
275 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Main Author
Leïla Slimani, 1981- (author)
Other Authors
Sam Taylor, 1970- (translator)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decided to return to work, she and her husband looked for the perfect nanny for their two children and found Louise. Now she has embedded herself so deeply in their lives that it seems impossible to remove her. 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.