Exciting times

ISBN:9781474613453

Stock Availability:

Format:  Paperback

Ava, newly arrived in Hong Kong from Dublin, spends her days teaching English to rich children. Julian is a banker. A banker who likes to spend money on Ava, to have sex and discuss fluctuating currencies with her. But when she asks whether he loves her, he cannot say more than 'I like you a great deal'. Enter Edith, a lawyer. Refreshingly enthusiastic and unapologetically earnest, Edith takes Ava to the theatre when Julian leaves Hong Kong for work. Quickly, she becomes something Ava looks forward to. And then Julian writes to tell Ava he is coming back to Hong Kong. Should Ava return to the easy compatibility of her life with Julian or take a leap into the unknown with Edith?

Format
Paperback
Published
16/04/2020
ISBN
9781474613453
Publisher
WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
Weight
340kg

Deliveries

Order before 10.30am for next day delivery.

Returns

Before books can be returned, they must be authorised by the Company. The invoice number relating to the original charging of the goods must be quoted. (Returnable books become firm sale 12 months after purchase). All Stationery and associated products are sold firm sale. N.B. Books with a status flag of “F/S” are sold Firm Sale.



Reviews

Have you read this book?  Write your own review

What the critics say

Droll, shrewd and unafraid - a winning debut Hilary Mantel, author of WOLF HALL Fiercely intelligent, brutally funny and written with such heart, Exciting Times announces an impressive new voice in literature. Nathan Filer, author of THE SHOCK OF THE FALL Witty, compelling and with a razor-sharp social commentary. I guzzled it. Pandora Sykes A modern love story ... astute, sardonic and highly emotionally aware ... Heralding for sure a new star in Irish writing Irish Times Exciting Times more than lives up to the hype ... Likely to fill the Sally-Rooney-shaped hole in many readers' lives. Irish Times Dazzling ... So brilliantly executed ... Coming-of-age love is told in technicolour ... Banging lines follow banging lines. Your underlining pen destroys the pages ... With Exciting Times comes a rare and indeed exciting talent, a cacophony of our times, a treat for the socially distanced Irish Independent Lucky us ... Exciting Times will brighten lockdown ... Very funny ... Extremely sharp ... Insightful and raw Observer A funny, smart, contemporary love story. Perfect for fans of Sally Rooney and Emma Jane Unsworth Sunday Times Style Every page crackles ... Very funny ... Ultimately a very moving story, one that occupies a small sliver of time and space, but manages a lasting emotional tinnitus ... Naoise Dolan is not the new anyone. She's entirely herself, and that's plenty Sunday Life, Irish Independent A sharp, funny account of a contemporary relationship, told tenderly and with biting, bright insight. Hands down one of the most anticipated debuts of the year ... A piercingly provocative look at modern love and power games. BookRiot A funny, smart and sensitive exploration of love, privilege and bisexuality that had me gripped from the first page. Dolan's sentences are like a splash of cold water to the face Devastatingly perceptive and articulate. It's a joy to encounter a book so compulsively readable and painfully funny while simultaneously deeply insightful on love, on sexuality, on social class, on their links as terribly inextricable in the 21st century as they ever were. Dolan is a major talent and this is a formidable debut This is icily brilliant stuff. A poised and surgical examination of class, sex, language and self-making, with some flat-out enviable jokes Read if you like Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth, Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath Sunday Times Style Brilliantly funny, surgically sharp, furiously political. Expect to hear lots about Exciting Times next year Forensically brilliant - an elegant and painfully funny portrait of greed and hunger, love and indifference So wry, witty and insightful Dolan's debut lives up to the hype, a hypnotic tale The i newspaper - Sarah Hughes We're really, um, excited about this sharp, smart debut Red magazine A modern love story that will live with you long after you've finished it Molly Aitken author of THE ISLAND CHILD Following the love triangle between three expats living in Hong Kong, Exciting Times dissects the financial and personal transactions that make up life Platinum magazine This debut from Dolan explores a love affair between an English teacher and a banker in Hong Kong and the lawyer who blows the whole thing sky-high. Definitely one to watch. Stylist, 'Best new books for 2020' Finance, sex, cynicism and unspoken feelings are swirled together in a can labelled 'Hong Kong' in this modern love triangle Irish Independent

>