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My Cleaner

Gee, Maggie (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
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" My Cleaner is a moving, funny, engrossing book."-- The Observer "Elegant, humorous and surprising, this is a classy performance."-- The Times "Beautifully observed, intelligent and moving."-- The Scotsman Ugandan Mary Tendo worked for many years in the white middle-class Henman household in London, cleaning for Vanessa and looking after her only child, Justin. More than ten years after Mary has left, Justin--now twenty-two, handsome, and gifted--is too depressed to get out of bed. To his mother's surprise, he asks for Mary. When Mary responds to Vanessa's cry for help and returns from Uganda to look after Justin, the balance of power in the house shifts dramatically. Both women's lives change irrevocably as tensions build toward a startling climax on a snowbound motorway.
Authors: Gee, Maggie, 1948-
Title: My cleaner
Publisher: London : Telegram, 2006
Characteristics: 336 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Maggie Gee
Notes: Originally published: London: Saqi, 2005
ISBN: 9781846590085
1846590086
Branch Call Number: FICTION GEE
Subject Headings: Depressed persons Fiction Ugandans England London Fiction Women cleaning personnel Fiction
Topical Term: Depressed persons
Ugandans
Women cleaning personnel
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Ten years after she has left the employ of a white, middle-class British family, Ugandan Mary Tendo is asked back to care for the household's only child. She returns to care for Justin, now a troubled young man, but her presence leads to a power struggle and unforseen tensions.


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Aug 02, 2013
  • Urbano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Delightful and moving read.

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