Conversations with Friends - Sally Rooney
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Conversations with Friends

Updated: 7 Sep 2020
WINNER OF THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEARSHORTLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2018SHORTLISTED FOR THE KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2018SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2018LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2018A SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEARFrances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and darkly observant. A college student in Dublin and aspiring writer, she works at a literary agency by day. At night, she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are profiled by Melissa, a well-known journalist, they enter an exotic orbit of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence.Initially unimpressed, Frances finds herself embroiled in a risky ménage a quatre when she begins an affair with Nick, Melissa's actor husband. Desperate to reconcile herself to the desires and vulnerabilities of her body, Frances's intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new - a painful and disorienting way of living from moment to moment. But as Frances tries to keep control, her relationships increasingly unspool: with Nick, with her difficult and unhappy father, and finally even with Bobbi.Written with rare precision and probing intelligence, Conversations with Friends is exquisitely alive to the pleasures and inhibitions of youth.
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Have you had that gift from any novels (or books) since? Many. I’m on a lucky tear with books right now. Tell My Horse by Zora Neale Hurston, Golden Hill by Francis Spufford, Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, Who Is Rich? by Matthew Klam, Daybook by Anne Truitt, The Visiting Privilege by Joy Williams – and a strange and powerful recent essay by Karl Ove Knausgaard called Fate.
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"I really like her book. [...] I like the tone she takes when she's writing. I think it's like being inside somebody's mind." - Taylor Swift
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Emily Ratajkowski has become the latest among us to get her hands on a copy of Sally Rooney’s debut novel Conversations With Friends — slightly later than most, but the Sally Rooney Hive welcomes all. Since she finished the book, what has ensued was to be expected: stunned by Rooney’s brilliance, Ratajkowski rushed to read up on the author and her oeuvre, and then effused about it to whomever would listen.
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