The perfect nanny: A Novel

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For fans of The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante and the Netflix movie adaptation directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal and starring Olivia Colman

One of the 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR of The New York Times Book Review


The #1 international bestseller by the author of Adèle, Sex and Lies, and In the Country of Others


“A great novel . . . Incredibly engaging and disturbing . . . Slimani has us in her thrall.” —Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist and Hunger

“One of the most important books of the year. You can’t unread it.” —Barrie Hardymon, NPR’s Weekend Edition


She has the keys to their apartment. She knows everything. She has embedded herself so deeply in their lives that it now seems impossible to remove her.

When Myriam decides to return to work as a lawyer after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their son and daughter. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family’s chic Paris apartment, 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, motherhood, and madness—and the American debut of an immensely talented writer.
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Domestic fiction
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Families -- France -- Paris -- Fiction
Interpersonal conflict -- France -- Paris -- Fiction
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Murder -- France -- Paris -- Fiction
Nannies -- France -- Paris -- Fiction
Psychological -- Thrillers
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Social classes -- France -- Paris -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
title_displayThe perfect nanny : a novel
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The perfect nanny : a novel / Leila Slimani ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
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Families
Fiction
Interpersonal conflict
Literary
Literature
Murder
Nannies
Psychological
Social classes
Thriller