" 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.
Gee, Maggie, 1948-
London :, Telegram,, 2006
336 p. ;,20 cm
Originally published: London: Saqi, 2005
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