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Friendship by Emily Gould
  

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A very American tale of two girls, their friendship, their ups and downs and their relationship with a couple for whom they house sit. It covers childlessness, infidelity, envy and such with lots of texting, chat and emails so portraying a modern world of shallow commitments where friendship overrides everything else. Not her best.

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Friendship by Emily Gould

Bev Tunney and Amy Schein are best friends, but now, at thirty, they have reached a crossroads. Bev is stuck in circumstances that would have barely passed muster in her mid-twenties: temping, living in a shared house, drowning in debt. Amy is a fiercely charismatic media darling still riding the tailwinds of early success, but reality is catching up with her. And now Bev is unexpectedly pregnant. As Amy and Bev are dragged into genuine adulthood, they are forced to contemplate the possibility that growing up might mean growing apart. They want to help each other but can't help themselves; want to make good decisions, but fall prey to their worst impulses. An encounter with an accomplished older woman, Sally, throws their problems into sharp relief.

Reviews

Truth-teller Emily Gould hurls her heart and mind into this hilarious, bittersweet tale -- Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins

I read Friendship with great pleasure. Emily Gould recreates with wit and insight the New York I know: a place full of fame and money that's not yours, where friends become family and lovers become ex-lovers, and the big questions about your life stay unanswered, and unanswerable, for a long time -- Chad Harbach, author of The Art of Fielding

Emily Gould is massively talented, just as good at devastating us with an emotional truth as she is at amusing us with a clever joke -- Curtis Sittenfeld, author of Prep and American Wife

About the Author

Emily Gould is an author, journalist and the co-founder of a feminist publishing startup, Emily Books. She has written extensively for publications including the New York Times, London Review of Books, Guardian, The Economist, Slate and Jezebel, and since 2005 has run a popular blog at emilymagazine.com. She is the author of a collection of essays, And the Heart Says Whatever, and Friendship is her debut novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Emily Gould

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www.emilybooks.com/

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Format

Hardback

Categories

Literary Fiction
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