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"Thrilling and deeply moving, gorgeously written and intricately plotted . . . bold and brilliant." -ELIZABETH MCCRACKENSet in a wealthy Parisian suburb, an emotionally riveting debut told from the point of view of six women, and centered around a group of au pairs, one of whom is arrested after a sudden and suspicious tragedy strikes her host family - a dramatic exploration of identity, class, and caregiving from a profoundly talented new writer.Paris, 2015. A crowd gathers outside the Chauvet home in the affluent suburban community of Maisons-Larue, watching as the family's American au pair is led away in handcuffs after the sudden death of her young charge. The grieving mother believes the caretaker is to blame, and the neighborhood is thrown into chaos, unsure who is at fault - the enigmatic, young foreigner or the mother herself, who has never seemed an active participant in the lives of her children.

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