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Conversations with Friends

Audiobook edition released 01/06/2017

by Sally Rooney

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Relationship Stories Crime and Mystery eBooks of the Month Audiobooks of the Month Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of Conversations with Friends

A searing, sometimes painful, yet fully rich and fascinating story.

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

WINNER OF THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR A SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR

Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant. A student in Dublin and an aspiring writer, at night she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are interviewed and then befriended by Melissa, a well-known journalist who is married to Nick, an actor, they enter a world of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence, beginning a complex menage-a-quatre. But when Frances and Nick get unexpectedly closer, the sharply witty and emotion-averse Frances is forced to honestly confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time.

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About This Edition

ISBN: B0711RXX2C
Publication date: 1st June 2017
Author: Sally Rooney
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Format: Audiobook
Collections: Book To Screen Adaptations - Do You Like Or Loathe Them?, 40+ Novels That Feature Friendship,
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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Publication date: 01/03/2018
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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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