My CleanerBook - 2006
" 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.
From Library Staff
multcolib Jun 19, 2012
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.