Conversations with Friends

A Novel

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Publisher Description

NOW A HULU ORIGINAL SERIES • From the New York Times bestselling author of Normal People . . . “[A] cult-hit . . . [a] sharply realistic comedy of adultery and friendship.”—Entertainment Weekly
 
SALLY ROONEY NAMED TO THE TIME 100 NEXT LIST • WINNER OF THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK) YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD • ONE OF BUZZFEED’S BEST BOOKS OF THE DECADE • ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Vogue, Slate • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Elle


Frances is a coolheaded and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, they meet a well-known photographer, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into her world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman’s sophisticated home and handsome husband, Nick. But however amusing Frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it begins to give way to a strange—and then painful—intimacy.

Written with gemlike precision and marked by a sly sense of humor, Conversations with Friends is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD

“Sharp, funny, thought-provoking . . . a really great portrait of two young women as they’re figuring out how to be adults.”—Celeste Ng, Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast

“The dialogue is superb, as are the insights about communicating in the age of electronic devices. Rooney has a magical ability to write scenes of such verisimilitude that even when little happens they’re suspenseful.”—Curtis Sittenfeld, The Week

“Rooney has the gift of imbuing everyday life with a sense of high stakes . . . a novel of delicious frictions.”New York

“A writer of rare confidence, with a lucid, exacting style . . . One wonderful aspect of Rooney’s consistently wonderful novel is the fierce clarity with which she examines the self-delusion that so often festers alongside presumed self-knowledge. . . . But Rooney’s natural power is as a psychological portraitist. She is acute and sophisticated about the workings of innocence; the protagonist of this novel about growing up has no idea just how much of it she has left to do.”—Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker

“This book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I’m not alone.”—Sarah Jessica Parker (Instagram)

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
July 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.5
MB

Customer Reviews

EstherN_9 ,

Clever Rooney

A definite modern day love story. Love.

Nessland10 ,

Terrible all around

A debut novel that doesn’t deliver. After reading normal people, which I loved, from the same author I thought we’d have some sort of character development from our protagonist, but was disappointed. The novel is mostly about the protagonist’s relationship with Bobbi whom I found to be in a toxic, codependent and abusive relationship with her. When I finally thought we got rid of her and our main character would FINALLY be able to find herself and flourish without the tyranny of Bobbi, well that didn’t happen. I understand that at 21 our scope is limited but to see her go back to that toxic codependent environment was just awful…perhaps a second novel about these characters where we see her find new friends and mature in her romantic relationships would salvage this. I doubt it will happen though because this author seems to love these weird no resolution endings.

gassy&sassy ,

Conversations with friends

Incredibly surprised at some of these reviews. I was disappointed entirely, from the characters to the writing itself. It was difficult to follow and I found myself racing to finish purely because I wanted to be done with it. Absolutely would not recommend and now I’m off put from the author all together.

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