Conversations with Friends
Mr B's review
Incredibly intelligent and insightful in its analysis of modern relationships. No matter how many times I come back to this book, I’m always astounded by Rooney’s precise and nuanced prose and the way she writes dialogue so naturally, with the conversations that flow through the novel effortlessly building up the complex layers of connection between its characters. I read it in one sitting.
FROM THE AUTHOR OF NORMAL PEOPLE – SOON TO BE A BBC ONE ADAPTATION
‘This book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I’m not alone.’
– Sarah Jessica Parker (Instagram)
WINNER OF THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR
SHORTLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018
SHORTLISTED FOR THE KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2018
SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2018
SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2019
LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2018
A SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR
A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 100 NOVEL OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant. A student in Dublin and an aspiring writer, at night she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are interviewed and then befriended by Melissa, a well-known journalist who is married to Nick, an actor, they enter a world of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence, beginning a complex menage-a-quatre. But when Frances and Nick get unexpectedly closer, the sharply witty and emotion-averse Frances is forced to honestly confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time.
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