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Conversations with Friends

by Sally Rooney

Audiobooks of the Month Crime / Mystery Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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A searing, sometimes painful, yet fully rich and fascinating story. 21-year-old student Frances, and her ex-girlfriend Bobbi are interviewed by Melissa about their spoken word performances. They are invited to enter Melissa’s world, they meet her actor husband, their friends, join parties, even a holiday, yet as friendships form and blossom, one particular relationship threatens all. Sally Rooney is beautifully observant, she sees beneath the skin, testing, sifting through thoughts and feelings. Frances is one of the most intriguing characters I have met, incredibly bright and witty, she places herself on the edge of things, and can be frustrating, vulnerable, yet sharply aware and considered. I found myself analysing my thoughts as this dance of nerves and feelings began to close.  Conversations with Friends can be uncomfortable and comforting in equal measures, this isn’t a neatly bound experience, instead it’s complicated, riveting, exciting, and certainly doesn’t end with the final line.

Liz Robinson

Conversations with Friends Synopsis

Frances is twenty-one year old college student in Dublin; she performs at spoken word events with her best friend and ex-lover, Bobbi. When they are profiled by journalist, Melissa, they enter an orbit of beautiful houses and raucous dinner parties. Initially unimpressed, Frances begins an affair with Nick, Melissa's husband, which gives way to an unexpected intimacy. Desperate to reconcile her desires and vulnerabilities of her body, Frances's intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new: a disorienting way of living from moment to moment.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780571333134
Publication date: 01/03/2018
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

ISBN: B0711RXX2C
Publication date: 01/06/2017
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: B0711RXX2C
Publication date: 1st June 2017
Author: Sally Rooney
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Format: Audiobook
Genres: Audiobooks of the Month, Crime / Mystery, Literary Fiction,
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About Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney was born in the west of Ireland in 1991. Winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award in 2017, she studied English at Trinity College, Dublin, and her writing has been featured in The Dublin Review, The Stinging Fly, and Granta.

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