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Conversations with Friends

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Desmond Elliott Prize Best Book (nominee)
"Sharp, funny, thought-provoking . . . a really great portrait of two young women as they're figuring out how to be adults."
- Celeste Ng, "Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast"

Winner of the 2017 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year


Frances is a cool-headed and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend and comrade-in-arms is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, Frances and Bobbi catch the eye of Melissa, a well-known photographer, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into Melissa's world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman's sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband, Nick. However amusing and ironic Frances and Nick's flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy, and Frances's friendship with Bobbi begins to fracture. As Frances tries to keep her life in check, her relationships increasingly resist her control: with Nick, with her difficult and unhappy father, and finally, terribly, with Bobbi.

Desperate to reconcile her inner life 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. Written with gem-like precision and marked by a sly sense of humor, Conversations with Friends is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship.



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Title: Conversations with Friends: A Novel
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Title: Conversations with Friends
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Title: Conversations with Friends
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Title: Conversations with Friends: A Novel
Author(s): Sally Rooney
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Title: Conversations with Friends
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