Conversations With Friends

Conversations With Friends

A Novel

Book - 2017
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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. --Amazon
Publisher: London :, Hogarth,, 2017
Edition: First United States edition
ISBN: 9780451499059
0451499050
Branch Call Number: FICTION Rooney 2017
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 22 cm

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macierules
Aug 06, 2018

An author to watch-this book was definitely readable but ultimately out of synch with my version of reality. Her 2018 release was long-listed for the Booker Prize.

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lukasevansherman
Jun 11, 2018

I read about this book in a Baffler article called, um, "F***ing the Patriarchy," which reviewed three new novels by female writers that offered up a distinctive feminist perspective, as well as a critique of masculinity. "Conversations with Friends" is the debut novel by Irish writer Sally Rooney. It's not always pleasant, but it is unfailing sharp, insightful, and smart. The other two novels mentioned in the article are "Neon in Daylight" and "Asymmetry."

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uncommonreader
May 07, 2018

This novel is set in contemporary Dublin and has been described as "post-Irish" as it is a departure from past portrayals of Irish society. The main character is introverted, smart, but not self-aware. The book is very readable, but I did not really like the nature of the relationships amongst the characters.

debwalker Feb 22, 2018

Well, Sarah Jessica Parker says it's so good she read it in one day. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfec8YeAkgh/?hl=en&taken-by=sarahjessicaparker

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rlar31
Dec 11, 2017

The Best book I read all year. Will look anxiously forward to what is next.

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vickiz
Jul 03, 2017

Lights sparkled on the river and buses ran past like boxes of light, carrying faces in the windows.

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