The Perfect Nanny by Leïla Slimani

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The Perfect Nanny Read Online Free - Winner of France's most prestigious literary prize, the Goncourt--the first book by a Moroccan woman to win

When Myriam, a mother and brilliant French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work, she and her husband are forced to look for a caretaker for their two young children. They are thrilled to find Louise: the perfect nanny right from the start. Louise sings to the children, cleans the family's beautiful apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late whenever asked, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on each other, jealousy, resentment, and frustrations mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. Building tension with every page, The Perfect Nanny is a riveting exploration of power, class, race, domesticity, and motherhood--and the debut in America of an immensely talented writer.

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ISBN : 0143132172
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 pages


Emily May rated it ★★★★☆

January 17, 2018

Where do these stories come from? They emanate from Louise, in a continual flood, without her even thinking about it, without her making the slightest effort of memory or imagination. But in what black lake, in what deep forest has she found these cruel tales where the heroes die at the end, aft...

Roxane rated it ★★★★☆

January 29, 2018

This is one of this intensely interior novels that are claustrophobic and incredibly engaging and disturbing. I was very aware that I was reading a translation and I have no doubt that in French, this novel is a show stopper. The translation is good but clunky at times. I suppose that is the natu...

Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader rated it ★★★★☆

February 12, 2018

4 slower-building, but gripping, stars to The Perfect Nanny! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ The Perfect Nanny opened with the what. There was a horrific scene to behold in this family’s home. For the entire book, I was on the edge of my seat wondering the why with tons of ambiguity and build-up at a slower-moving pace....

paulie rated it ★★★★★

December 25, 2017

4.726 stars - - to be released 01/09/18. the fact i read this in under twenty-four hrs (even though it is short in length, under 250 pages, i still usually take more time to read a selection even smaller than this)... the fact i was reading this deep into the night (i cannot remember the last t...

JanB rated it ★★★★☆

February 16, 2018

The story opens with the horrific description of the killing of two children by their nanny. Then the novel travels back in time to the events that led up to that day. We know what happens but what we don't know is the why. There are no easy answers, and this book doesn't offer them. It was insp...

Mohamed rated it ★★★★☆

May 18, 2017

من أكثر المناطر استفزازًا لي هي رؤية عائلة تجلس في مطعم وتلتهم ما لذّ وطاب لها من مأكولات، بينما تقف عاملتهم المنزلية خلف واجهة المطعم الزجاجية وحيدة، وربما جائعة، بانتظار أن ينتهوا من ابتلاع الأطباق التي أمامهم. ومن أكثر الأخبار استفزازًا لي هي تلك التي تنقل جرائم العاملات المنزلية دون أن تنقل في...

Bkwmlee rated it ★★★☆☆

January 09, 2018

3.5 stars For me, this book was originally a solid 4 stars – that is, up until the ending (which I’ll get back to later). The opening scene was quite explosive and emotional, hooking me from the start in wanting to find out exactly what happened, why things turned out the way they did, how such a...

Kelly (and the Book Boar) rated it ★★★☆☆

January 23, 2018

Find all of my reviews at: 3.5 Stars “The baby is dead.” I’m not exactly sure how I ended up with this book. I thought it must have been one of the suggestions from the library for the “Shelf of Suspects” challenge, but I just double-checked and it is not. Whatev...

PopiTonja rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 04, 2017

Roman godine u Francuskoj i dobitnik neke nagrade ccc Imala sam utisak da citam ne bas najbolji deciji sastav. Kao sto rekoh citam i osecam se tupo. o.O

Roger rated it ★★★★☆

January 06, 2018

The Nanny Birdlike, blonde Louise, hardly bigger than a girl herself, is a magician with children. At her interview with the busy Massé parents in their Paris apartment, she gently takes the squalling baby Adam from his father's arms, calming him instantly, and entices the toddler Mila out of hidi...

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