Narrator Nicole Lewis hooks listeners with her lively pacing and vivid characterizations in this gripping debut audiobook on race, privilege, and money. In an upscale Philadelphia grocery shop, 25-year-old black college graduate Emira is improperly detained by a security guard who refuses to believe that she is the babysitter of her white employer's 3-year-old daughter, Briar. Lewis superbly captures the fallout from this disturbing encounter—Emira's growing unease; intrusive behavior from Alix, Emira's employer and Briar's mother; and complications from Emira's romantic entanglement with Kelly, a young white man who filmed the incident. Lewis skillfully delivers the snappy repartee between Emira and her best friend, Zara, and the “Sex and the City” vibe of Alix and her New York City friends, Tamra, Jodi, and Rachel. M.J. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2021 Audies Winner © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2020]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9780593107065 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2019
DD ISBN 9780593107072 $76.00
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