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Exciting Times

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 16/04/2020
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Exciting Times
Exciting Times
Naoise Dolan's debut novel puts modern love under the microscope. The protagonist, Ava, is a particularly good lens for this task, cursed as she is with th... READ MORE
Edward Greenwood
Exciting Times
Intriguing plot
Contemporary love triangle. Explores many modern issues. The protagonist is a confused character exploring relationships and making a living in an uncert... READ MORE
Linda@{Livingston]
Exciting Times
Modern Love
Sharp, insightful and dryly funny. I really enjoyed this quirky novel.
Julie at Hatchards
Exciting Times
For fans of Normal People
Exciting Times offers a fresh perspective to the grass-is-always-greener scenario, showing how power, privilege and doubt effect modern relationships. Ava ... READ MORE
Autumn Spayne

Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2020 Shortlisted for the Sunday Times / University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award 2020 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 lawyer. Refreshingly enthusiastic and unapologetically earnest, Edith takes Ava to the theatre when Julian leaves Hong Kong for work. Quickly, she becomes something Ava looks forward to. 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.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781474613446
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 407g
  • Dimensions: 218 x 138 x 30 mm

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Exciting Times
Exciting debut...
This is a modern , intelligent novel about a love triangle. Ava is young Irish living in Hong Kong teaching English and having an affair with a rich banker... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley
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Marks the arrival of a major new talent
Naoise Dolan will surely be compared to Sally Rooney, but really she's in a league of her own. Fiercely intelligent, bitingly witty, and razor sharp, Exc... READ MORE
Gaby Lee
Exciting Times
A rather insubstantial novel
★★★✰✰ 3.25 stars As with many hyped new releases Exciting Times wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. With so many professional reviewers hailing Exciting T... READ MORE
Anna Briggi
Exciting Times
A wonderful book about terrible people
Ava left Dublin for Hong Kong to find something new, and finds Julian, a wealthy British banker who provides her with the lavish lifestyle she seeks. But J... READ MORE
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