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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.

~ Sarah Broadhurst

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Friendship by Emily Gould

Bev and Amy are best friends but, at thirty, they have reached a crossroads. Bev is stuck in circumstances that would barely have passed muster in her 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 the two friends are dragged into genuine adulthood, they are forced to contemplate the possibility that growing up might mean growing apart.

Reviews

'A dazzling debut Glamour Funny and illuminating ... A clever, sharp novel about proper growing up' -- Viv Groskop

'Red Provides ... enlightening insights into what it is to be female and coming of age in twenty-first-century New York, but there's the warm glow of real friendship too' Daily Mail

'A sharp study of female friendship, that treacherous terrain where envy and deep fondness often go hand in hand' Observer

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

2nd July 2015

Author

Emily Gould

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Author's Website

www.emilybooks.com/

Publisher

Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780349004419

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