Book ‘The Caretakers’ by Amanda Bestor-Siegal

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“Thrilling and deeply moving, gorgeously written and intricately plotted... bold and brilliant." – ELIZABETH MCCRACKEN. Set 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...
Publisher: William Morrow (April 12, 2022)  Pages: 348 pages  ISBN-10: 0063138182  ISBN-13: 978-0063138186  ASIN:‎ B0995XLRGW

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About the author: Amanda Bestor-Siegal received her M.F.A. from the Michener Center for Writers, University of Texas, specializing in fiction and screenwriting. She lived in France for four years before relocating to Austin, Texas. This is her first novel.