Exciting Times

Exciting Times

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 04/03/2021
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Exciting Times
Maybe a bit TOO mean...?
Sigh... I really wanted to like this book. And for the most part, I did enjoy it. Dolan's writing is fun and page-turner worthy (even if some phrases and w... READ MORE
Emily Witty


Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month for March 2021 Longlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Prize 2021 Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021 Longlisted for the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize 2021 Shortlisted for the Sunday Times / University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award 2020 When you leave Ireland aged 22 to spend your parents' money, it's called a gap year. When Ava leaves Ireland aged 22 to make her own money, she's not sure what to call it, but it involves: A badly-paid job in Hong Kong, teaching English grammar to rich children; Julian, who likes to spend money on Ava and lets her move into his guest room; Edith, who Ava meets while Julian is out of town and actually listens to her when she talks; Money, love, cynicism, unspoken feelings and unlikely connections. Exciting times ensue.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781474613460
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 124 x 194 x 22 mm

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Exciting Times
Sharp, witty and truly 'exciting!'
Hilarious in parts and painfully relatable in others, Naoise Dolan's debut is an excellent exposition of thoroughly modern relationships. With droll, deadp... READ MORE
Rhian Kane
Exciting Times
Not such an exciting read
It is a well written book, however for me the book became slightly predictable and quite dull.
Rachel Holden
Exciting Times
I was super excited to purchase Exciting Times by Dolan. Unfortunately, I found it very longwinded and arduous to get into; overall a very complex read. Th... READ MORE