Conversations With Friends

Conversations With Friends

Sally Rooney
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Written with gemlike precision and marked by a sly sense of humour, Conversations With Friends is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship...  [a] sharply realistic comedy of adultery and friendship" (Entertainment Weekly).

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. 

"Sally Rooney's debut novel is a remarkably charming exploration of that very uncharming subject: the human ego...Conversations With Friends sparkles with controlled rhetoric. But it ends up emphasizing the truths exploding in the silences."  -  Katy Waldman, Slate

“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 

"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

Year:
2022
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Language:
english
Pages:
272
ISBN 10:
0571378145
ISBN 13:
9780571378142
File:
EPUB, 320 KB
IPFS:
CID , CID Blake2b
english, 2022
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