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My Cleaner

Gee, Maggie (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
My Cleaner


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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: 1846590086
9781846590085
Branch Call Number: FICTION GEE
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  • Urbano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Delightful and moving read.

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