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- DescriptionValdi West left the Caribbean to study at Columbia University. Instead, she becomes hopelessly entangled in life as a New York City domestic worker. Twenty years later, she can barely face her derailed dreams. So she focuses her razor sharp attention and cutting wit on the affairs of her babysitting clique: Senior citizen Madam Lucian, who is supplementing her meager wages by selling bread from her Brooklyn apartment; Monica, who anxiously stirs perks into her Green Card marriage and Ava, her one time confidant, whose impending success at the America Dream has Valdi unnerved. Set further and further adrift from her own dream of becoming an award-winning writer, Valdi's life becomes hopelessly entangled in the unending demands of her latest employers, a Manhattan couple with an errant son. Valdi's chance encounter with her estranged, wildly successful, twin sister pushes her to the brink. She has two choices: sink or swim.
- Author BiographyNandi Keyi was born in London, England to parents from Trinidad & Tobago. Like many children of first generation Caribbean immigrants eking out a living in 1960s England, Nandi was dispatched, at age five, to spend the rest of her childhood years with relatives in the Caribbean. Later she had a decade long journalism and theater career, writing hundreds of articles for major daily and community newspapers in North America before turning her attention to creative writing. Her critically-acclaimed plays have been produced and anthologized. Her essay Still Shipwrecked on the Shores of My African Self, was published by the international peer review journal, Changing English: Studies in Research and Culture (Taylor & Francis / University of London). The True Nanny Diaries is her acclaimed debut novel.
- PublisherBread for Brick Publishing
- Date of Publication01/10/2009
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBread for Brick Publishing
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight295 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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