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She May Not Leave

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Weldon, Fay.
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4
Hattie thinks she has found the perfect au pair to care for her infant daughter, but things are not as they seem. Weldon weaves a sticky web, all the while satirizing the small compromises and hypocrisies that permeates the young couple's working lives.
Susan (Staff) (Queen's Square)
02/02/15
4
'Morality is a question of what one can afford' says Hattie, a thirtysomething literary agent about to return to work after maternity leave. Both parents question the ethics of hiring an Eastern European nanny to care for their child, but as the novel progresses, they become totally dependent upon her. The resulting situation provides Weldon with lots of material for her biting social satire, and she successfully executes several delicious plot twists. Definitely worth reading, even if you have never considered employing live-in help.
Susan (Staff) (Queen's Square)
02/02/15