Kiley Reid | 'Those things aren’t her fault, but the fallacy of the American Dream makes her think that it is'

Kiley Reid | 'Those things aren’t her fault, but the fallacy of the American Dream makes her think that it is'

"A comedy of good intentions" is how Kiley Reid describes her first novel, Such a Fun Age, when we meet at her UK publisher's offices in central London. Bright-eyed and composed, she shows not a hint of jet lag, despite having flown to the UK from her home in Philadelphia the previous day.

Such a Fun Age may be a comedy but it begins with a nightmarish situation that takes place at a posh grocery store in Philadelphia at 11 o’clock at night. Emira Tucker,
a 25-year-old college graduate who is working part-time as a babysitter, has come to the aid of her employer, Alix Chamberlain, who has...

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