Conversations with friends



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Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed, and darkly observant. A college student in Dublin and aspiring writer, she works at a literary agency by day. At night, she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are profiled by Melissa, a well-known journalist, they enter an exotic orbit of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence. Initially unimpressed, Frances finds herself embroiled in a risky ménage a quatre when she begins an affair with Nick, Melissa's actor husband. Desperate to reconcile herself to the desires and vulnerabilities of her body, Frances's intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new - a painful and disorienting way of living from moment to moment.



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A novelist to watch: An addictive debut, with nods to Tender is the Night , heralds a bright new talent Sunday Times A dazzling new talent. Mail on Sunday A sharp, darkly funny comment on modern relationships. Required reading. Sunday Telegraph This is a novel to set beside Lena Dunham's Girls , Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag , Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha . . . I can't wait to see what Rooney serves up next. Sunday Times I love this novel . . . A contemporary love story so powerful, graceful and honest it left me reeling . . . It is, by turns, astonishing, heart-rending and perfect; there's not a word out of place. Luke Kennard, author of 'Transition' Fearless, sensual writing . . . A dynamic debut novel about the messy, overlapping relationships between four captivating characters Irish Times An addictive, funny and truthful first novel about love and literature. Metro Fascinating, ferocious and shrewd. Sally Rooney has the sharpest eye for all of the most delicate cruelties of human interaction. Lisa McInerney, author of The Glorious Heresies So good I felt something akin to grief the moment I finished it . . . Glimmer[s] with humour, compassion, insight and truth . . . Rooney shares with Plath a knack for particularising a feminine consciousness, and this novel is the best I've read on what it means to be young and female right now. Daily Mail A book that will appeal to anyone interested in friendship, jealousy, the politics of love (so, everyone?). It is an intelligent and moving novel, a brilliantly accurate portrayal of what it is to be a young woman. The Pool I really like her book Conversations with Friends. I like the tone she takes when she's writing. I think it's like being inside someone's mind. Taylor Swift