Exciting Times Exciting Times

Exciting Times

    • 3.6 • 25 Ratings
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    • $14.99

Publisher Description

“This debut novel about an Irish expat millennial teaching English and finding romance in Hong Kong is half Sally Rooney love triangle, half glitzy Crazy Rich Asians high living—and guaranteed to please.” —Vogue 

AN ANTICIPATED BOOK FROM:
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An intimate, bracingly intelligent debut novel about a millennial Irish expat who becomes entangled in a love triangle with a male banker and a female lawyer

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 Hong Kong–born lawyer, striking and ambitious, Edith takes Ava to the theater and leaves her tulips in the hallway. Ava wants to be her—and wants her. 

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?

Politically alert, heartbreakingly raw, and dryly funny, Exciting Times is thrillingly attuned to the great freedoms and greater uncertainties of modern love. In stylish, uncluttered prose, Naoise Dolan dissects the personal and financial transactions that make up a life—and announces herself as a singular new voice.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
AM
Aoife McMahon
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
06:55
hr min
RELEASED
2020
June 2
PUBLISHER
HarperAudio
SIZE
295.2
MB

Customer Reviews

twilightZ86 ,

Good!

I loved this very intelligent, introspective, self doubting protagonist! Very enjoyable with her droll outlook and interpretation of her life. Good story, but may not be for everyone. Not a lot of action here, just an ongoing interior stream of consciousness as she relates her story to mostly herself (!) and, by default, to the listener as well. Great performance by the narrator.

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