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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 

A RECOMMENDED BOOK FROM:
The New York Times Book Review * Vogue * TIME * Marie Claire * Elle * O, the Oprah Magazine * The Washington Post * Esquire * Harper's Bazaar * Bustle * PopSugar * Refinery 29 * LitHub * Debutiful

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 & Literature
RELEASED
2020
June 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1
MB

Customer Reviews

ChuckBass10 ,

Articulate

Smart, challenging and contemplative. As a fan of Sally Rooney, I found the writing similar but different. Thank you for this enlightening and transportive story.

Lilli KD ,

Exciting book!

I bought this book after reading a review that called it a “Crazy Rich Asians” plus Sally Rooney and I was hooked. It definitely lived up to the description and my expectations. Contemporary and witty.

nobookclub1 ,

Awful

What a waste of time and money. I know the title should have told me it would just be about the mundane lives of the book’s characters but this was beyond boring.
Also I could not believe the beginning of chapter 34 when Ava was sick and she refused a mask because she did a google search stating “mask was likelier if anything, to breed germs by trapping hot air.”
That’s all we need right now- someone who is spreading pseudoscience in a novel.
Ridiculous book.

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